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Notes on William Blake’s paper makers, c. 1789–1795

Yates, MT 2013, 'Notes on William Blake’s paper makers, c. 1789–1795' , A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes and Reviews, 26 (3) , pp. 169-179.

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Abstract

This study investigates the connections between Blake’s uses of papers and the paper makers who manufactured these media between c. 1789 and 1795. Relating the papers’ countermarks and watermarks to particular paper-making firms, I introduce a series of micro-histories that will shed light on the production of paper in the second half of the eighteenth century and on Blake’s uses of these papers in his illuminated printing. By considering the papers that Blake purchased for his printing ventures, I hope to establish the significance of a group of individuals whose contributions to illuminated printing have been rarely acknowledged.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences > Centre for English Literature and Language
Schools > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes and Reviews
Publisher: Taylor & Fancis
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0895-769X
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Funders: BOF Scholarship, Ghent University
Depositing User: Dr. Mark Yates
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2014 15:21
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2015 23:35
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/31968

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