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Object: The Tyger
Object: Verso: London
Series: Songs Of Innocence and Of Experience: Shewing the Two Contrary States of the Human Soul
Series: Songs of Experience
Copy B, plate 35; 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 orange, black and brown, with added hand colouring
Verso: Copy B, plate 36; a gowned, bearded, blind, aged man, led by a small boy; they walk to the right in front of a stone building with a wooden door set in it; below, 16 lines of verse beginning "I wander thro' each charter'd street"; right margin illustrated with a small figure warming its hands at a large fire. 1794
Colour relief etching in orange and black, with added hand colouring
- Production date
Height: 109 millimetres (recto)
Height: 110 millimetres (verso)
Width: 61 millimetres (recto)
Width: 69 millimetres (verso)
- Curator's comments
- For commentary on "Songs Of Innocence and Of Experience" copy B, see 1932,1210.2.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2000 April-June, Helsinki City Art Gallery, 'William Blake'
2000 Sep-Nov, Prague Castle, 'William Blake'
2007 April-May, Hull, Ferens AG (Sth Bank Tour), Blake verso
2007/8 Nov-Jan, Glasgow, Burrell Coll (Sth Bank Tour), Blake verso
2008 Jan-April, Manchester, Whitworth AG (Sth Bank Tour), Blake verso
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- For acquisition notes see 1932,1210.2.
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