- Museum number
- Series: Milton: a Poem in 2 Books
Copy A, plate 2: "Preface"; 1 paragraph of prose text beginning "The Stolen and Perverted Writings of Homer & Ovid; of Plato & Cicero..."; 16 lines of verse and biblical citation. 1804-1811
Hand-coloured relief etching
- Production date
Height: 148 millimetres
Width: 105 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- For commentary on the series "Milton: a Poem in 2 Books" see 1859,0625.1
The verses on this plate are Blake's song "Jerusalem".
Examination with a microscope in October 2017 has revealed traces of gold painted on to the word "Preface", initial letter "T", upper border area and the lower underline.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2000/1 Nov-Feb, London, Tate Britain, 'William Blake'
2007 April-May, Hull, Ferens AG (Sth Bank Tour), Blake
2007/8 Nov-Jan, Glasgow, Burrell Coll (Sth Bank Tour), Blake
2008 Jan-April, Manchester, Whitworth AG (Sth Bank Tour), Blake
2016-2017 10 Sep-25 Feb, London, V&A, You say you want a revolution
2018 Jan-Mar, West Sussex, Petworth House, William Blake in Sussex
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- For acquisition notes see 1859,0625.1.
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