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The Tyger

£30.00 - £210.00
  • The Tyger
  • The Tyger
  • The Tyger
  • The Tyger
  • The Tyger

Monoprint (realised with traditional oil paint)
38x56 cm
180gm smooth Khadi paper 100% cotton

A Multi-coloured monotype is a fiddly and pretty time-consuming activity, rewarding, unpredictable and as unique as the name suggests.

Tyger Tyger, burning bright,
In the forests of the night;
What immortal hand or eye,
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

In what distant deeps or skies.
Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
On what wings dare he aspire?
What the hand, dare seize the fire?

And what shoulder, & what art,
Could twist the sinews of thy heart?
And when thy heart began to beat,
What dread hand? & what dread feet?

What the hammer? what the chain,
In what furnace was thy brain?
What the anvil? what dread grasp,
Dare its deadly terrors clasp!

When the stars threw down their spears
And water'd heaven with their tears:
Did he smile his work to see?
Did he who made the Lamb make thee?

Tyger Tyger burning bright,
In the forests of the night:
What immortal hand or eye,
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?

William Blake

Shipped plastic-free in 2 working days.
Large walnut frame(2nd picture) available.