- Museum number
- Series: Milton: a Poem in 2 Books
Copy A, plate 36; illustration of "Blakes Cottage at Felpham"; cottage with garden and male figure; birds flying and angel descending; above, 32 lines of verse beginning "When on the highest...". 1804-1811
Hand-coloured relief etching
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Height: 141 millimetres
Width: 102 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- For commentary on the series "Milton: a Poem in 2 Books" see 1859,0625.1.
The cottage illustrated on this plate represents the cottage Blake lived in while working at Felpham for William Hayley between 1802 and 1805. The cottage was damp, which had a detrimental effect on Catherine Blake's health.
Examination under a microscope (October 2017) has revealed gold painted on to the leaves, tree trunk at left, windows and door of the cottage, and head of the figure in the garden.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2000/1 Nov-Feb, London, Tate Britain, 'William Blake'
2001 Mar-Jun, NY, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 'William Blake'
2004 July-Oct, Cumbria, The Wordsworth Trust, 'Paradise Lost'
2018 Jan-Mar, West Sussex, Petworth House, William Blake in Sussex
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- Acquisition notes
- For acquisition notes see 1859,0625.1.
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