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William Blake Engravings at Rauner Library

Hood Quarterly, autumn 2007

Rauner Special Collections Library | November 26, 2007–January 31, 2008

Hood Museum of Art | November 20, 2007–January 13, 2008

In celebration of the 250th anniversary of the birth of poet, artist, and printer William Blake, the Hood Museum of Art and Dartmouth’s Rauner Special Collections Library will display some of his rare masterpieces from their collections. The four engravings in the Hood’s collection from Blake’s series illustrating Dante’s Inferno were not published until 1838, after the artist’s death.

The Rauner Library exhibit, curated by English Language and Literature Librarian Laura Braunstein, will feature illustrated books and other materials, including a proof-set of Blake’s illustrations to the Book of Job and a stunning full-color facsimile of Blake’s Paradise Lost illustrations.

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