William Blake Page
(b. Nov. 28, 1757,
London--d. Aug. 12, 1827, London) was the first of the great
English Romantic poets, as well as a painter and printer and
one of the greatest engravers in English history. Largely
self-taught, he began writing poetry when he was twelve and
was apprenticed to a London engraver at the age of fourteen.
His poetry and visual art are inextricably linked. To fully
appreciate one you must see it in context with the other.