William Blake’s (1757-1827) watercolour of Jacob’s Ladder is one of about eighty watercolours which Blake made between about 1800 and 1806 for his loyal patron, the civil servant Thomas Butts (more of Blake’s works for Butts follow in tomorrow and Friday). 245 more words
This is the first of three posts I have written for the Agnellus Mirror blog - associated with the Franciscan International Study Centre in Canterbury. I was asked to write three posts on angels in William Blake's images for 'Angeltide' (tomorrow is the feast of Michael and all Angels, and 1st October commemorates Guardian Angels) - my PhD research was on Blake, who famously saw angels in a tree on Peckham Rye, and elsewhere. This first post is particularly related to Blake's time in West Sussex.