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Blake(blāk), James Herbert Known as "Eubie." 1883-1983.
American pianist and composer noted for his popular songs and Broadway productions, such as Shuffle Along (1921), which included "I'm Just Wild about Harry."
Blake, Robert 1599-1657.
English admiral who was a Parliamentarian during the English Civil War and pursued the Royalist fleet to the Mediterranean Sea, where he defeated it (1650).
Blake, William 1757-1827.
British poet and artist whose paintings and poetic works, such as Songs of Innocence (1789) and The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (c. 1790), have a mystical, visionary quality.
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1. (Biography) Sir Peter. born 1932, British painter, a leading exponent of pop art in the 1960s: co-founder of the Brotherhood of Ruralists (1969)
2. (Biography) Sir Quentin (Saxby). born 1932, British artist, illustrator, and children's writer; noted esp for his illustrations to books by Roald Dahl
3. (Biography) Robert. 1599–1657, English admiral, who commanded Cromwell's fleet against the Royalists, the Dutch, and the Spanish
4. (Biography) William. 1757–1827, English poet, painter, engraver, and mystic. His literary works include Songs of Innocence (1789) and Songs of Experience (1794), The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (1793), and Jerusalem (1820). His chief works in the visual arts include engravings of a visionary nature, such as the illustrations for The Book of Job (1826), for Dante's poems, and for his own Prophetic Books (1783–1804)
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1. Robert, 1599–1657, British admiral.
2. William, 1757–1827, English poet, engraver, and painter.
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