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Har and Heva bathing: Mnetha looking on Illustrations to Tiriel


Blake, William; draughtsman; British artist, 1757-1827






circa 1785 1789






Indian ink; medium
grey wash; medium
paper; support


point of the brush, Indian ink and grey wash on paper


height, 181, mm
width, 273, mm


bequeathed; 1953; Marsh, Edward Howard


Possibly from the collection of Frederick Tatham (d. 1878); Joseph Hogarth; his sale, Southgate and Barretts, 8 June 1854 (643), bt. by Morley (probably for E. Bicknell); Bicknell sale, Christie's, 1 May 1863 (381), bt. by Herbert P. Horne (d. 1916) (for 9s); acquired by Edward Marsh (through Carfax Gallery) in 1904

Acquisition Credit:

Through the National Art Collections Fund.


Century of Art Exhibition of the International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Engravers. 1911
Venue: Grafton Galleries, London
Catalogue number: 196

Works by William Blake. 1913-10 - 1913-12
Venue: Tate Gallery, London
Catalogue number: 60

William Blake: Independence and Innovation. 1993-05-18 - 1993-08-17
Venue: Tate Gallery, London

Works by William Blake (1904). 1904-01
Venue: Carfax Gallery, London
Catalogue number: 38

Works by William Blake (Whitworth). 1914-02 - 1914-03
Venue: Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester
Catalogue number: 65

Works by William Blake (Nottingham). 1914-04
Venue: Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Nottingham
Catalogue number: 50

Works by William Blake and David Scott. 1914-05 - 1914-07
Venue: National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh
Catalogue number: 80

Herbert Horne collection of Drawings .... 1916
Venue: Burlington Fine Arts Club, London
Catalogue number: 82

Blake Centenary Exhibition. 1927
Venue: Burlington Fine Arts Club, London
Catalogue number: 53

XCV. Ausstellung, Meisterwerke englischer Malerei aus drei Jahrhunderten. 1927
Venue: Vienna
Catalogue number: 212

Jubilee Exhibition. 1930
Venue: Corporation Art Gallery, Cartrwight Memorial Hall, Bradford
Catalogue number: 346

British Art c. 1000-1860. 1934-01-06 - 1934-03-10
Venue: Royal Academy of Arts, London
Catalogue number: 1155

Desenul si gravura engleza (secolele XVIII-XX). 1935 - 1936
Venue: Muzeul Toma Stelian, Bucharest
Catalogue number: 26

Water-colours by Turner, works by William Blake. 1937-01 - 1937-02
Venue: Bibliotèque Nationale, Colmar, Paris
Catalogue number: 3

William Blake (British Council). 1947-03 - 1947-04
Organiser: British Council
Venue: Galerie René Drouin, Colmar, Paris
Catalogue number: 35

British Painting from Hogarth to Turner. 1949-10 - 1949-11
Organiser: British Council
Venue: Kunsthalle, Hamburg
Catalogue number: 2

Spring Exhibition (1906). 1906
Venue: Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
Catalogue number: 69


Bindman, David. 1970. William Blake: catalogue of the Blake collection in the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge.Cambridge (Cambs.): W. Heffer and Sons Ltd.p. 7-8
Cat. no. 3, reproduced pl. 5.

Gilchrist, Alexander. 1863. Life of William Blake.p. 254
II, cat. no. 156E

Gilchrist, Alexander. 1880. Life of William Blake (2nd Edition).

Gilchrist, Alexander. Robertson, W. Graham. 1907. Life of William Blake (3rd Edition).

Bentley, G. E., Jr. 1967. Tiriel.p. 20, 21, 23
(cont'd) pp. 24, 28, 33

Keynes, Geoffrey. 1921. A Bibliography of William Blake.New York: p. 24

Keynes, Geoffrey. 1957. Complete Writings of William Blake.p. 99-110

Raine, Kathleen. 1968. Blake and Tradition.New Jersey: Princeton University Pressp. 53-3

Butlin, Martin. 'Bicententenary of William Blake'.
Source Title: Burlington Magazine C (1958)
p. 40-4

Blunt, Anthony. Blake's Pictorial Imagination.
Source Title: Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes VI (1943)
p. 194, 203

Raine, Kathleen. (Unknown; 1957).
Source Title: Huntington Library Quarterly XXI (November-1957)
p. 19-20

Related Object:

PD.161-1985; Har and Heva asleep with Mnetha guarding them


Object Number: PD.13-1953
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 17459; input: 2000-12-12; modified: 2012-03-22)


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