Tate   Shop Prints View all prints

Skip to content
Blake: Nebuchadnezzar (custom print)
  • Close
    Select which type of print you would like...
    • Close
      Select which size of print you would like...
      • Close
        If you would like a frame/wrap make your selection...
          Please review your print and then add to basket.
          Change the room settings
          View print in larger size

          Artwork details

          Nebuchadnezzar, 1795-c. 1805
          William Blake
          Product code
          Artwork code
          Artist code
          Colour print, ink and watercolour on paper  54.3 x 72.5 cm

          This painting shows the fate of the biblical king Nebuchadnezzar who was forced to live like an animal as punishment for his excess pride.

          Note: image shown is our best representation of how your print will look. See more info on Custom Prints

          Artist details

          English painter and poet of mystical themes conveyed in complex figurative imagery. Blake trained as an engraver and had a career in etching, engraving and illustration. Although he exhibited his watercolours at the Academy from 1780 he railed against academic art, insisting instead on individual inspiration. His own style was influenced by Gothic sculpture and Michelangelo’s figures. In the 1820s Blake was commissioned to illustrate Dante’s Divine Comedy. By his death he had received little public recognition but his rediscovery in 19th century was due to the Pre-Raphaelites, especially Rossetti.

          More by this artist

          You might also like

          Customer Service: +44 (0)20 7887 8869
          We accept Maestro, Visa, Mastercard, Delta and Solo
          Every purchase supports Tate