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Illustrations of the Book of Job invented & engraved by William Blake [5 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: 72.62.53.4
Label Text:A messenger races in from the left to tell Job and his wife of their family's tragic fate. The couple respond with prayerful lamentation. Job's wife plays a minor part in the Bible, but a major role in Blake's designs.
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