- Museum number
Object: The Tyger
Series: Songs Of Innocence and Of Experience: Shewing the Two Contrary States of the Human Soul
Series: Songs of Experience
Copy T, plate 42; 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 green, red, orange-brown and black, with hand colouring
- Production date
Height: 110 millimetres
Width: 64 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- For commentary on "Songs Of Innocence and Of Experience" copy T, see 1856,0209.337.
This colour-printed plate is an early impression from "Songs of Experience", printed c. 1794 or 1795. It is one of several plates presumably added to copy T at some point in order to complete it, although not originally belonging to that copy, which was coloured c. 1818.
- 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