- Museum number
Object: The Sick Rose
Series: Songs Of Innocence and Of Experience: Shewing the Two Contrary States of the Human Soul
Series: Songs of Experience
Copy T, plate 39: numbered "39" by Blake; a rose growing all the way round the plate; at the bottom, a figure emerging with outstretched arms from the flower; above, two gowned figures in postures of lamentation among the thorns; 8 lines of verse beginning "O Rose thou art sick". 1794
Hand-coloured relief etching, printed in a reddish orange ink
- Production date
Height: 124 millimetres
Width: 80 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