位於倫敦的泰特藝廊（Tate Britain）成立於1897年，由私人藏家Sir Henry Tate（1819―1899）出資設立並捐贈國家，並以16世紀至今的英國藝術為收藏對象，同時極從事相關展示與推廣活動。於此之中可以發現William Blake（1757―1827）受到泰特藝廊諸多關注。從1909年取得兩件Blake的作品開始，泰特透過不同管道持續向各個世代推廣Blake豐富的藝術成就。本論文將藉由分析泰特藝廊的展覽及出版品發展，探討藝術機構如何推廣、形塑藝術家形象並建構歷史地位。
論文的第一章將從William Blake作品的流轉談起，並配合泰特藝廊的發展史，找尋館方收藏Blake作品的契機。第二章則透過泰特1913年至今所舉辦的重要特展，以及館方出版的相關藝術專論，深入分析其中的藝術家形塑及藝術推廣論述為何。第三章則與英、美地區從事Blake作品收藏與展示活動的其他機構比較，釐清推廣及形塑途徑上與泰特的不同之處，進而了解泰特藝廊於William Blake領域的重要性及影響力。 ;The Tate Britain in London, opened to the public in 1897, was established by private collector Sir Henry Tate (1819-1899), who donated the gallery to the nation at his own expense. Now a day, Tate Britain collecting, exhibiting, and focusing on British art from 16th century to the present day. Among the collections, we can find that Tate pays quite attention to William Blake (1757-1827) and his art works. Since 1909 Tate got the first two Blake’s compositions, the gallery keeps representing and promoting William Blake’s great works for every generation through different channels. This dissertation discusses how an art institution promotes artists and establishes their status of art history by means of the exhibitions and the publications of Tate.
The first chapter traces the background of the William Blake Collection in Tate Britain. Starting from the transformation of William Blake’s art works, and comparing with the development of Tate Gallery. Chapter two analyzes how Tate represents and promotes Blake and his compositions through exhibitions and publications from 1913 to the present day. The last chapter will focus on the institutions which collecting and exhibiting William Blake’s works in not only England but also America. This part contrasts British Museum and The Huntington Institution with Tate Britain to find out the importance and influence of Tate.