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The Quato & Saccawinkee Monkeys

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Artist: William Blake
The Quato & Saccawinkee Monkeys, by William Blake (1757-1827). Print. England, 1796. The Scottish-Dutch soldier John Gabriel Stedman witnessed the brutal oppression of slaves which he described in his Narrative of a Five Years Expedition Against the Revolted Negroes of Surinam, a book illustrated by William Blake. This image by Blake stand out amongst Blake’s illustrations for Stedman’s Narrative. It is possible that Blake may have intended the monkeys to have satirical intent.


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About the artist

William Blake

William Blake was born in 1757 into an ordinary middle class family in London, and died in 1827, at the age of sixty-nine. He lived in London for most of his life and the city played a central role in shaping his life and ideas. Although Blake worked non-stop right up until his death producing a remarkable body of work, he was not appreciated during his lifetime and lived much of his life in poverty. He spent his final years in a squalid two-room flat and was buried in an un-marked grave.