Friday, 3 March 2017

Blake illustrated—Simeon Solomon

In my previous post I suggested that George Henry Edwards (in 1882) was the first artist to illustrate a poem by William Blake (apart from Blake himself, or a facsimilst or copyist). He's still the first, but between Edwards and the Vale Press in 1897, there is also Simeon Solomon with a pencil drawing, "From W. Blake's Songs of Innocence", in 1886.