William Blake was a famous poet and artist of the 18th and 19th centuries1. Some of his famous artworks include The Ancient of Days and The Ghost of a Flea2. Poems include The Tyger, London and And did those Feet in Ancient Time. Two of his works, The Christian Triumph and the illustration from page five of Night Thoughts II appear on Sicner’s mural. Blake’s pieces on the mural are to the right of Doré’s and Dürer’s, creating a Christian-themed corner with his pieces beginning the New Testament section. Additionally, both of these pieces are large in size. The combination of their placement and large size reveals their importance to Sicner.
- “William Blake” Poetry Foundation. Poetry Foundation, 2020. (accessed July 10, 2020).
- Maddocks, Fiona. “The 10 Best Works by William Blake.” The Guardian. 2020 Guardian News & Media Limited, 2020. (accessed July 9, 2020). https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2014/nov/21/the-10-best-works-by-william-blake