Comments: Here is a Van Gogh you haven't seen before

A number of William Blake's visionary engravings were done on recyled plates. In 1800, copper was expensive. A commercial engraver by craft, Blake often used the back side of plates from his comissioned work to make the engraved books for which he is now most famous.

Posted by Bob Knaus at July 31, 2008 06:29 PM