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Last NameBlake    
Given NameWilliam     
alt. NamesW. B. ;    
MarriageCatherine Boucher (1762-1831) in 1782    
Childrendaughter Thel    
Year born1757 Soho, London    
Year died1827    
Place of deathLondon    
Father's occupationhosier James Blake    
Relativesmother: Catherine Wright Armitage; 6 siblings    
Educationtaught by mother; apprenticed to engraver James Basire 1772-9; Royal Academy    
Country of ActivityUnited Kingdom    
Worked forErasmus Darwin; Rev. Abraham Rees: Cyclopedia 1802-20;    
Collaboratorsengrs.: ->Wilson Lowry, ->Thomas Milton, ->Aaron Arrowsmith, ->James Parker; artist Heinrich Füssli    
Techniquesdrawing, engraving, relief etching, painting; mostly artsy, but occaionally also botanical & biological     
Archival sourceshttp://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Blake    
Published sourcesNissen: Botan. Buchillustration 1966 ; Klingender 1968/74: 42 ;     
otherpoet engraver    

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