2. Songs of Experience, title plate. Handmade relief etching based on Blake’s design, 12.8 x 7.5 cm., color printed in oil-based ink and undiluted burnt sienna watercolor. Detail: the color lower right, below the area where the date appears in Blake’s original (only a faint trace of it is present here), was printed from the plate and reticulated as it transferred from the plate to the paper; the color covering the date (upper right) was brushed on the impression after the ink was dry and has a flat texture and stronger covering power because it did not mix with the wet ink. Printed 26 July and painted 27 July 2002.