Romantics Display Opens at Tate Britain Following Major Re-Hang of the Clore Galleries

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LONDON.- This week Tate Britain’s Clore Galleries have re-opened to the public following a major re-hang. Romantics, part of the BP British Art Displays, features over 170 key paintings, prints and photographs spread over nine thematic rooms exploring the origins, inspirations and legacies of British Romantic art. Highlights of the new display are eight spectacular hand-coloured etchings by William Blake (1757-1827) which were acquired by Tate for the nation last year. Found hidden in a railway timetable amongst a box of secondhand books in the 1970s, these rare works are images from Blake’s now famous series of illuminated books. Originally left to Blake’s widow, the prints were gifted to a friend, and their location was unknown until their remarkable rediscovery.The new etchings, which have been printed, painted and annotated with lines of poetry by Blake, will feature alongside works of other