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A Visit to the Exhibition 'Burning Bright' led by the Curator Stella Halkyard

see circa 30 examples of Blake's work as a commercial print maker

Saturday 15 June 2013 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm
John Rylands Library, 150 Deansgate, Manchester M3 3EH
Free entrance

Manchester is now just a two hour train journey from London, so this intimate
exhibition of Blake’s work is accessible to visitors and is also accessible to the
heart & eye.
On display are about 30 examples of his work as a commercial print maker
– the bread & butter jobs that kept Blake in funds for most of his working
life. As works commissioned under the strictures of a commercial publisher,
much of Blake’s natural obfuscation has been tempered by the commissioning
process, leaving designs that can be immediately appreciated.
The John Rylands Library is a wonder of late Victorian philanthropy. The
widow of a Manchester cotton trader, Enriqueta Rylands built and endowed
the library in memory of her late husband. The library opened to the public
on 1 January 1900 and in today’s money, she spent over £50m on the building
and its books. In a late Gothic style, the architecture is somewhere between
a medieval monastic library and a Hollywood film set; the building itself has
recently received a £17m restoration including the addition of modern glass
extension containing a new entrance, shop and café. If you require financial assistance to travel to Manchester, then please contact
the Treasurer treasurer@blakesociety.org


Stella Halkyard | talks


Date and Time:

15 June 2013 at 2:00 pm


2 hours



John Rylands Library
150 Deansgate
M3 3EH

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Blake Society
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