Dante in the Empyrean, Drinking at the River of Light

Graphite and watercolour on paper | 528 x 371mm | 1824–7

William Blake

Blake's watercolour illustrations to Dante's Divine Comedy make distinctive use of luminous yellows, blues and reds. In contrast to many watercolour painters of his day, who were concerned with creating natural-looking effects, Blake used pure colour...
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