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Image From The Book of Thel

Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection, Library of Congress. Courtesy of the William Blake Archive. Used by permission.

About this image:

Ah! Thel is like a watry bow, and like a parting cloud.
Like a reflection in a glass. like shadows in the water.
The quotation and the detail image of Thel above is from The Book of THEL, The Author & Printer Willm Blake. 1789.

January 1999

The William Blake Archive

A free site on the World Wide Web since 1996, http://www.iath.virginia.edu/blake, the William Blake Archive was conceived as an international public resource that would provide unified access to major works of visual and literary art that are highly disparate, widely dispersed, and often severely restricted. The Archive integrates editions, catalogues, databases, and scholarly tools into an archive with fully searchable texts and images. Its hallmarks, its advanced principles of design and high standards of execution, are the result of intensive collaboration between the editors and the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities. In the first phase of development we concentrated on site design and the incorporation of Blake's 19 illuminated books from 8 major American and British collections. In the second phase we intend to complete the design work and incorporate a full range of drawings, paintings, prints, manuscripts, and typographical works. This extended Archive aims to set a new standard of accessibility to a vast array of visual and textual materials that are central to an adequate grasp of the art and literature of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The William Blake Archive is edited by Morris Eaves, Robert N. Essick, and Joseph Viscomi.

Copyright© 1999 The William Blake Archive


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DOI: 10.1045/january99-featured.image