Hired to Depress: A Digital Scholarly Edition of William Blake's Annotations to Sir Joshua Reynolds' Discourses

Some Account vi

Under the tuition of Mr. Reynolds he was
 for some time instructed in the classicks;
but at an early age his inclination for that
 art of which he afterwards became so iilus-
trious a professor, began to display itself ;
and his imperfect attempts 4 at delineation
were encouraged by his father, who was
himself fond of drawings, and had a small
collection of anatomical and other prints.
The young artist’s first essays were made in
 copying several little things done by two of
his elder sisters, who had likewise a turn for

This page has paths:

This page references: