The Ghost Of A Flea (recto); A Druidical Building With Figures (verso) Oil Painting - William Blake

The Ghost Of A Flea (recto); A Druidical Building With Figures (verso)

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  • About Reproduction

    Discover the allure of art with our faithful reproduction of "The Ghost Of A Flea (recto); A Druidical Building With Figures (verso)", originally brought to life by the talented William Blake. Unlike posters or prints, our hand-painted oil painting breathes an unique sense of depth and texture into your space. Every detail, every stroke, and every texture is meticulously recreated, paying the perfect homage to William Blake and his artistic vision.

    Owning this piece is more than just decoration - it's a statement of your refined taste in art. Let the vibrant colors and intricate details of this replica serve as a daily reminder of the beauty in our world. Elevate your decor and appreciate the richness of art with our replica of this masterpiece.

  • Painting Description

    "The Ghost of a Flea (recto); A Druidical Building with Figures (verso)" is a unique and enigmatic artwork by the English poet, painter, and printmaker William Blake (1757–1827). Created circa 1819-1820, this piece exemplifies Blake's idiosyncratic vision and his integration of the mystical, spiritual, and artistic realms. The recto of the work features "The Ghost of a Flea," a tempera painting with gold on a mahogany panel, which is part of Blake's series of "Visionary Heads" commissioned by the watercolorist and astrologer John Varley. The image depicts a monstrous, humanoid figure believed to be the spiritual manifestation of a flea, which Blake claimed to have seen during a séance.

    The painting is a testament to Blake's belief in a reality beyond the material world and his fascination with the supernatural. The flea is portrayed with exaggerated musculature and a spine-chilling intensity, holding a bowl that is thought to symbolize the creature's bloodthirsty nature. The work is a reflection of Blake's unique mythology, where he often assigned complex narratives and symbolic meanings to his creations.

    On the verso of the panel is "A Druidical Building with Figures," a less-studied but equally intriguing pencil sketch. This drawing is believed to represent a scene from Britain's ancient past, possibly relating to the druids, whom Blake held in high regard as part of the nation's mystical heritage. The sketch features architectural elements and figures that may be engaged in some form of ritual or ceremony, aligning with Blake's interest in the spiritual significance of Britain's historical and mythological landscapes.

    "The Ghost of a Flea (recto); A Druidical Building with Figures (verso)" is held in the collection of the Tate Gallery in London. The artwork is a compelling example of Blake's visionary artistry, combining his poetic imagination with his skills as a painter and draughtsman. It continues to captivate scholars and enthusiasts of Blake's work, offering insight into the artist's complex inner world and his enduring legacy as a key figure in the Romantic movement and British art history.

  • Lead Time & Shipping

    When you order this oil painting replica, it typically takes 2-3 weeks to paint. If the artwork is more complex, it might need a little more time to ensure the best quality. Once it's ready, we'll send you a photo for your approval. After you give the green light, we'll ship it to you for free.

  • Return & Refund

    We believe in the quality of our hand-painted oil painting reproductions, and your satisfaction is our priority. If for any reason, you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, we offer a 45-day return policy. You can return your artwork within 45 days of receipt and receive a full refund. Please note that the artwork must be returned in the original packaging and in the same condition as it was received.

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    For the best visual impact, hang your painting at eye level in a well-lit area, preferably with indirect natural light or soft artificial lighting. Avoid direct sunlight and high humidity areas to protect the artwork.
  • Can I see a draft of the artwork before it's finished?

    Yes, we offer online proofing services. Once the initial draft is ready, we'll send you a preview. You can provide feedback, and our artists will make adjustments accordingly.
  • How do I clean and maintain my oil painting reproduction?

    Gently dust the painting with a soft brush or lint-free cloth. Avoid using chemicals or water. If the painting requires deeper cleaning, consult a professional.