- Museum number
Object: Holy Thursday
Object: Verso: My Pretty Rose Tree
Object: Verso: Ah! Sun-Flower
Object: Verso: The Lilly
Series: Songs Of Innocence and Of Experience: Shewing the Two Contrary States of the Human Soul
Series: Songs of Experience
Copy B, plate 51; a hilly landscape framed from the right with a tree; a gowned female figure standing right, looking down at the corpse of an infant in the foreground; below, 16 lines of verse beginning "Is this a holy thing to see"; right margin illustrated with landscape with female figure and 3 children, one apparently lost or hurt, isolated at the bottom of the plate. 1794
Colour relief etching in orange, blue, green and black, with hand colouring
Verso: Copy B, plate 52; 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; birds flying above; 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 in orange and brown, with hand colouring
- Production date
Height: 112 millimetres (recto)
Height: 109 millimetres (verso)
Width: 71 millimetres (recto)
Width: 68 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'
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- For acquisition notes see 1932,1210.2.
- Prints and Drawings
- Registration number