- Museum number
Object: My Pretty Rose Tree
Object: Ah! Sun-Flower
Object: The Lilly
Series: Songs Of Innocence and Of Experience: Shewing the Two Contrary States of the Human Soul
Series: Songs of Experience
Copy T, plate 43; the plate divided into 3 sections; upper section with "My Pretty Rose Tree": 8 lines of verse beginning "A flower was offerd to me"; illustrated below with two gowned figures (male and female?) resting under a tree, the female figure reclined, r, the other figure, l, seated with head bent down between its arms; middle section with "Ah! Sun-Flower": 8 lines of verse beginning "Ah Sun-flower! weary of time"; lower section with "The Lilly": 4 lines of verse on the subject of the lily, beginning "The modest rose puts forth a thorn". 1794
Colour relief etching predominantly in orange-brown, green, black and pink, with hand colouring
- Production date
Height: 110 millimetres (approx. (platemark not visible))
Width: 68 millimetres (approx. (platemarks not visible))
- 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