Blake Exhibition 1975—Hamburg & Frankfurt
The British Council is sponsoring a Blake exhibition to be held in Hamburg and Frankfurt during March and April 1975, for which David Bindman is writing the catalogue. This will be the next to last exhibition in a series organized by Dr. Werner Hofmann of the Hamburg Kunsthalle. The other exhibitions are “Ossian,” “Friedrich,” “Fuseli,” and “Sergel.” A representative begin page 52 | selection of Blake’s visual art has been compiled from a wide range of collections in England, Scotland, America, and Australia, including substantial loans from the Fitzwilliam and the Tate. The new National Gallery of Art in Canberra, Australia, has promised to send its recently acquired Jerusalem proof plates, and there is a strong possibility of borrowing some of the Melbourne Dantes. The exhibition is the first major showing of Blake in Germany. Hamburg’s associations with Blake, through Henry Crabb Robinson’s article in the Vaterlandisches Museum of 1810, make it an especially suitable location.