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Songs Of Innocence and Of Experience: Shewing the Two Contrary States of the Human Soul / Songs of Experience / The Tyger / Verso: London

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1932,1210.22

  • Title (object)

    • The Tyger
    • Verso: London

    Title (series)

    • Songs Of Innocence and Of Experience: Shewing the Two Contrary States of the Human Soul
    • Songs of Experience
  • Description

    Copy B, plate 35; illustrated below with a striped tiger, walking to the left past a tree; the tree trunk filling the right margin; 24 lines of verse beginning "Tyger Tyger, burning bright". 1794 Colour relief etching predominantly in orange, black and brown, with added hand colouring Verso: Copy B, plate 36; a gowned, bearded, blind, aged man, led by a small boy; they walk to the right in front of a stone building with a wooden door set in it; below, 16 lines of verse beginning "I wander thro' each charter'd street"; right margin illustrated with a small figure warming its hands at a large fire. 1794 Colour relief etching in orange and black, with added hand colouring

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1794
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 109 millimetres (recto)
    • Width: 61 millimetres (recto)
    • Height: 110 millimetres (verso)
    • Width: 69 millimetres (verso)
  • Curator's comments

    For commentary on "Songs Of Innocence and Of Experience" copy B, see 1932,1210.2.

  • Bibliography

    • Bindman 1978 248 (recto) bibliographic details
    • Bindman 1978 249 (verso) bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Blake cupboard)

  • Exhibition history

    2000 April-June, Helsinki City Art Gallery, 'William Blake' 2000 Sep-Nov, Prague Castle, 'William Blake'
    2007 April-May, Hull, Ferens AG (Sth Bank Tour), Blake verso
    2007/8 Nov-Jan, Glasgow, Burrell Coll (Sth Bank Tour), Blake verso
    2008 Jan-April, Manchester, Whitworth AG (Sth Bank Tour), Blake verso

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1932

  • Acquisition notes

    For acquisition notes see 1932,1210.2.

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1932,1210.22

Copy B, plate 35; illustrated below with a striped tiger, walking to the l past a tree; the tree trunk filling the r margin; 24 lines of verse beginning "Tyger Tyger, burning bright".  1794  Colour relief etching predominantly in orange, black and brown, with added hand colouring  Verso: Copy B, plate 36; a gowned, bearded, blind, aged man, led by a small boy; they walk to the r in front of a stone building with a wooden door set in it; below, 16 lines of verse beginning "I wander thro' each charter'd street"; r margin illustrated with a small figure warming its hands at a large fire. 1794  Colour relief etching in orange and black, with added hand colouring

Verso

Copy B, plate 35; illustrated below with a striped tiger, walking to the l past a tree; the tree trunk filling the r margin; 24 lines of verse beginning "Tyger Tyger, burning bright". 1794 Colour relief etching predominantly in orange, black and brown, with added hand colouring Verso: Copy B, plate 36; a gowned, bearded, blind, aged man, led by a small boy; they walk to the r in front of a stone building with a wooden door set in it; below, 16 lines of verse beginning "I wander thro' each charter'd street"; r margin illustrated with a small figure warming its hands at a large fire. 1794 Colour relief etching in orange and black, with added hand colouring

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