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William Blake (1757–1827).  The Poetical Works.  1908.
 
On Art and Artists
A Pretty Epigram for the encouragement of those who have paid great sums in the Venetian and Flemish ooze
 
XXVII
NATURE 1 and Art in this together suit:
What is most grand is always most minute.
Rubens thinks tables, chairs and stools are grand,
But Raphael thinks a head, a foot, a hand.
 
Note 1. XXVII Title] A Pretty Epigram for those who have given high prices for bad pictures MS. 1st rdg. del. [back]
 
 
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