- Museum number
Object: The Shepherd
Series: Songs Of Innocence and Of Experience: Shewing the Two Contrary States of the Human Soul
Series: Songs of Innocence
Copy T, plate 5: numbered "5" by Blake; a landscape with hills, birds and a tree growing up the right margin; in the foreground, a shepherd in a tunic, with a crook, tending a flock of sheep; above, 8 lines of verse beginning "How sweet is the Shepherds sweet lot". 1789
Hand-coloured relief etching, printed in a reddish orange ink.
- Production date
Height: 124 millimetres
Width: 82 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- For commentary on "Songs Of Innocence and Of Experience" copy T, see 1856,0209.337.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2000/1 Nov-Feb, London, Tate Britain, 'William Blake'
2001 Mar-Jun, NY, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 'William Blake'
- Acquisition date
- Prints and Drawings
- Registration number