William Blake by Luigi Schiavonetti, after Thomas Phillips. Yale Center for British Art, Yale Art Gallery Collection, Gift of Charles J. Rosenbloom, B.A. 1920
Yale is home to over 1,100 prints, drawings, and illuminated manuscripts by the visionary English poet and artist William Blake, a concentration unmatched anywhere in the world. These works span the collections of the Yale Center for British Art, the Yale University Art Gallery, and the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Apart from its unparalleled holdings of primary sources, Yale is also a rich repository of secondary sources in Blake studies across its library system.
The Reference Library at the Yale Center for British Art has a particularly comprehensive collection of critical material related to Blake’s importance to the histories of both English literature and British Art.