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

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1856,0209.339

  • Title (series)

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

    Copy T, plate 3: title-page to "Songs of Innocence", numbered "3" by Blake; a tree growing in a landscape, its branches intertwining with the letters of the title; under the tree to the left, a gowned female seated on a chair, a neat cap on her head, holding a book on her lap; a boy and girl standing in front of her, looking at the book. 1789 Hand-coloured relief etching, printed in a reddish orange ink

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1789
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 131 millimetres
    • Width: 84 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered in relief etching; lettered within image with series title; lettered below with publication line, "The Author & Printer W Blake".
  • Curator's comments

    For commentary on "Songs Of Innocence and Of Experience" copy T, see 1856,0209.337.

  • Bibliography

    • Bindman 1978 216 (Bindman catalogues copy B, also in the British Museum) bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (Blake cupboard)

  • Exhibition history

    2000/1 Nov-Feb, London, Tate Britain, 'William Blake'
    2001 Mar-Jun, NY, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 'William Blake'

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1856

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1856,0209.339

Copy T, plate 3: title-page to "Songs of Innocence", numbered "3" by Blake; a tree growing in a landscape, its branches intertwining with the letters of the title; under the tree to the l, a gowned female seated on a chair, a neat cap on her head, holding a book on her lap; a boy and girl standing in front of her, looking at the book.  1789 Hand-coloured relief etching, printed in a reddish orange ink

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Copy T, plate 3: title-page to "Songs of Innocence", numbered "3" by Blake; a tree growing in a landscape, its branches intertwining with the letters of the title; under the tree to the l, a gowned female seated on a chair, a neat cap on her head, holding a book on her lap; a boy and girl standing in front of her, looking at the book. 1789 Hand-coloured relief etching, printed in a reddish orange ink

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