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Mind-forg"d manacles William Blake and slavery by David Bindman

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Published by Hayward Gallery in London .
Written in English


  • Blake, William, -- 1757-1827 -- Exhibitions,
  • Slavery in art -- Exhibitions

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Published on the occasion of the exhibition held at Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, 7 April - 20 May 2007, at the Burrell Collection, Glasgow, 3 November - 6 January 2008, and at Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, 26 January - 6th April 2008

Other titlesWilliam Blake and slavery
StatementDavid Bindman ; with an essay by Darryl Pinckney
ContributionsFerens Art Gallery, Burrell Collection, Whitworth Art Gallery
LC ClassificationsN8243.S576 B56 2007
The Physical Object
Pagination147 p. :
Number of Pages147
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16140374M
ISBN 101853322598
ISBN 109781853322594

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