Sotheby's said that the watercolours are to be auctioned as separate lots in New York on May 2 when they are expected to fetch between £6.8 million and £10 million.
It was also revealed yesterday that the illustrations are owned not by a foreign private collector as originally thought, but by an investment fund.
"When you split these things up it is an affront to everyone who loves Blake," said Tim Heath, the chairman of the Blake Society, which studies the visionary artist who died in 1827.
"It is such a pity because so much of Blake's work has been divided up and lost for commercial reasons. The value is so much greater if they are sold individually."
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