- William Blake 1757–1827
- Etching, engraving and watercolour on paper
- Image, circular: 306 × 306 mm
- Purchased 1992
This is the kind of print which was commercially popular in Blake’s time. It was based on a design by Blake’s friend from the Royal Academy, Thomas Stothard. Blake was paid the significant sum of £80 for engraving it. He has used a stipple technique, involving little dots rather than the definite, hard strokes of line engraving. It is printed in three colours to enhance its decorative effect.
Gallery label, October 2019
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