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Raphael, Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance,

 Saint John the Baptist, c. 1518


Compare Raphael’s painting to the frontispiece of All Religions Are One.  Note the similar body postures and the pointing gesture:

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Discussion Question on Blake’s Philosophy of Art:

Why does Blake use the frontispiece of All Religions Are One to position his argument in the tradition of Raphael’s painting of John the Baptist?