engraving

The many faces of William ‘Slasher’ Blake

14 September 2019 9:00 am

Artist, engraver, poet, visionary, voice in the wilderness: a new show at Tate Britain shines a light on the many sides of William Blake, says Laura Freeman

‘Cassava with White Peacock Butterfly and young Golden Tegu’, 1702–3, by Maria Merian

The 17th century painter who hacked her way through Suriname in search of insects

7 May 2016 9:00 am

Maria Sibylla Merian was a game old bird of entrepreneurial bent, with an overwhelming obsession with insects. Born in Frankfurt…