Almost forgotten now, apart from the help that he gave William Blake, he was the most prominent British landscape painter after Turner’s death.
Tracing Blake’s influence through his friends John Linnell and Samuel Palmer to the likes of Graham Sutherland and Eric Ravilious.
Blake did not exercise his genius and vision in isolation. Here are some paintings by those who influenced him most.
The ‘divine whirlwind’ seems distinctive of Blake. This traces its origin, and his development of this visionary image.
A life spent largely in poverty, working intensely, and creating some of the most innovative and visionary paintings of any artist before or since.
This is a monumental, meticulous, and insightful account of Palmer’s life and work. It merits a wide readership.