William Blake

The Fall of Rosamond (after Thomas Stothard)

1783

Not on display

Artist
William Blake 1757–1827
Medium
Etching, engraving and watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Image, circular: 306 x 306 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased 1992
Reference
T06671

Display caption

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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