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Creator:
Print made by William Blake, 1757–1827, British
after William Blake, 1757–1827, British
Published by Joseph Johnson, 1738–1809, British
Text by William Hayley, 1745–1820, British
Title:

The Peasants' Nest: Cowper's tame Hares

Part Of:

Collective Title: The Life, and Posthumous Writings, of William Cowper

Date:
1802
Medium:
Etching and line engraving on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Binding: 11 1/2 inches (29.2 cm), Sheet: 11 1/8 × 8 1/2 inches (28.3 × 21.6 cm), Plate: 6 5/8 × 6 3/16 inches (16.8 × 15.7 cm), and Image: 6 × 4 5/8 inches (15.2 × 11.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered inside image, lower center: "Peace to te Artist whose ingenious thought | Devised the Weather-house, that useful toy! | Fearless of humid air and gathering rains | Forth steps the Man, an emblem of myself. | More delicate him tim'rous mate retires | Task B1. Line 200 | The Peasant's Nest | lettered below image, lower center: "PUSS. TINEY & BESS | Cowper's tame Hare's | Publish'd Nov. 5 1802 by J. Johnson St. Paul Church Yard."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1978.43.1669
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:7567
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