Monday, February 14, 2022

Edna Clarke Hall

I've been assembling a scrapbook of art and film about Emily Bronte's novel Wuthering Heights ... and stumbled across some enigmatic gouache sketches by Edna Clarke Hall  ... 














... of course, I had never heard of her ... so i began rooting around on the internet and found some of her later "painted poems" ... derived from William Blake's well known format but clearly expressing deep personal emotion ... it took a while to get to the bottom of the story and i've found a thesis by  Kathryn Murray, University of Birmingham, 2012 ... 

https://etheses.bham.ac.uk/id/eprint/3755/1/Murray12MPhil.pdf


and an excellent "potted biography" on the upminster history page ...

https://upminsterhistory.net/2018/12/05/edna-clarke-hall-1879-1979-artist-of-upminster-common/


and a brief outline of her encounter with the poet edward thomas

https://www.drmetablog.com/2013/01/edwardandedna.html


she was a friend of augustus john and his sister gwen

https://jot101.com/2013/11/edna-clarke-hall-tales-of-augustus-john/



Wednesday, February 9, 2022

william blake ..."care package" ...

 













Philip Pullman’s Introduction to Paradise Lost

… with extensive links

https://www.bl.uk/restoration-18th-century-literature/articles/philip-pullmans-introduction-to-paradise-lost

 

William Blake’s Illustrations to Paradise Lost

 

The 1807 set commissioned for the Rev. Joseph Thomas

 

http://www.blakearchive.org/copy/but529.1?descId=but529.1.wc.01

 

The 1808 set commissioned for Butts

 

https://www.bl.uk/restoration-18th-century-literature/articles/philip-pullmans-introduction-to-paradise-lost

 

https://emuseum.huntington.org/objects/80/illustration-to-miltons-paradise-lost-satan-sin-and-de?ctx=553c37fb-2545-43f0-b7bf-284a4bd92c11&idx=2

 

http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O25247/satan-arousing-the-rebel-angels-watercolour-blake-william/

 

The 1822 set commissioned for Thomas Linnell

 

http://www.blakearchive.org/search/?search=linnell

 

Full Text of Paradise Lost with linked notes …

 

https://milton.host.dartmouth.edu/reading_room/pl/book_1/text.shtml

 

Full Scan of 1674 edition of Paradise Lost

 

https://archive.org/details/ParadiseLost1674/page/n7/mode/2up

 

Excellent Wikipedia mini-catalogue

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Blake%27s_illustrations_of_Paradise_Lost

 

Painting … Satan Calling Up His Legions

 

https://www.nationaltrustcollections.org.uk/object/486264

 

Satan Exulting Over Eve

 

https://artsandculture.google.com/asset/satan-exulting-over-eve-william-blake/xQFBLV7czvn5_g

 

 


 










The Fall of Man in the King James Bible

 

https://archive.org/details/1611TheAuthorizedKingJamesBible/page/n79/mode/2up?view=theater