Illustrations of the Book of Job invented & engraved by William Blake [5 of 22 engravings]
Maker: William Blake , British, 1757 - 1827
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
Object Number: 18.104.22.168
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.