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Object: The Clod & the Pebble
Series: Songs Of Innocence and Of Experience: Shewing the Two Contrary States of the Human Soul
Series: Songs of Experience
Copy B, plate 53; sheep and cattle drinking from a brook, under a tree (the heads of 4 sheep and 2 cows visible); below, 12 lines of verse beginning "Love seeketh not Itself to please"; margins decorated with vegetation, perhaps water plants, and a duck and 2 frogs. 1794
Colour relief etching in orange, black and blue, with hand colouring
Verso: Copy B, plate 54: tailpiece; nude male figure surrounded by 6 putti. 1794
Colour relief etching and white-line etching in orange and black, with hand colouring
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Height: 112 millimetres (recto)
Height: 63 millimetres (verso)
Width: 72 millimetres (recto)
Width: 52 millimetres (verso)
- Curator's comments
- For commentary on "Songs Of Innocence and Of Experience" copy B, see 1932,1210.2.
Plate 54, the tailpiece, only appears in early copies: B, C & D.
- Not on display
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- Acquisition notes
- For acquisition notes see 1932,1210.2.
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