A William Blake Hand Printed Drawing (1795)

Posted on Fri., July 8, 2022

There is a unique print found in our exhibition “100 Great British Drawings” that was almost not included. Not strictly a drawing, William Blake’s Hecate or The Night of Enitharmon’s Joy was made using a complex mix of printing techniques, drawing, and watercolor to create a hand-printed work on paper. Melinda McCurdy, our curator of British art, discusses why this is one of the most important pieces in our British drawings collection.