Drawing for engraving included in Rees' Cyclopaedia, 1815
Yale Center for British Arts
"This drawing was made by W. Blake in the Royal Academy Somerset House for a small plate he made of the Laocoon for the Article in the Encyclopedia. The article itself was on sculpture being written by Flaxman. When W. B was drawing this his old friend Fuseli came in & said ' Why Mr. Blake you a student you ought to teach us'
in my possession from Mrs Blake
Laocoon, (E273)" The whole Business of Man is the Arts; things Common
Christianity is Art; not Money.
Jesus and his Apostles; Disciples were all Artists."
Laocoon with Blake's inscriptions.