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Illustrations of the Book of Job invented & engraved by William Blake [2 of 22 engravings]

Date: 1825
Dimensions:
sheet: 17 x 13 3/16 in. (43.2 x 33.5 cm.)
Medium: engravings on laid India paper
Credit Line: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Edward W. and Julia B. Bodman Collection
Marks: Six plates watermarked: J WHATMAN / TURKEY MILL / 1825
Inscription: Six plates watermarked: J WHATMAN / TURKEY MILL / 1825
Object Number: 72.62.53.1
Label Text:Job and his family passively follow the letter, but not the spirit, of God's laws. The musical instruments of active celebration remain in the oak tree above the heads of Job and his wife. Their subdued postures contrast directly with their activities in the final plate.
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