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Job and his family Illustrations for the Book of Job


Blake, William; draughtsman; British artist, 1757-1827








For plate 1.




graphite; medium
Indian ink; medium
grey wash; medium
white bodycolour; medium
rice paper; support


graphite, Indian ink, grey wash with some white heightening on paper, with slight indications of marginal design in graphite above and below the drawing


height, 92, mm
width, 120, mm


bequeathed; 1950; Riches, Thomas Henry


John Linnell (d. 1882); the Linnell Trustees; John Linnell sale, Christie's, 15 March 1918 (150), bt. by Messrs. Carfax for T.H. Riches (for 480 gns); Mrs T.H. Riches

Acquisition Credit:

Bequeathed 1935.


; on wrapper (applies to all in series); ink; These are Mr Blakes reduced Drawings / & studies for the Engravings of The Book of Job / Done for me / John Linnell; the wrapper is made from two folded leaves of W. Hayley's 'Ballads', 1802, for which Blake made a number of engravings
; upper right; graphite; I


Works by William Blake. 1913-10 - 1913-12
Venue: Tate Gallery, London
Catalogue number: 83

Works by William Blake (Whitworth). 1914-02 - 1914-03
Venue: Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester
Catalogue number: 116-21

Works by William Blake (Nottingham). 1914-04
Venue: Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Nottingham
Catalogue number: 75-8

Works by William Blake and David Scott. 1914-05 - 1914-07
Venue: National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh
Catalogue number: 82-5

William Blake's Illustrations to the Book of Job. 1997-10-27 - 1998-01-12
Venue: Museum of Fine Arts, Virginia, Virginia

William Blake and the Book of Job. 1998-06-14 - 1998-10-25
Organiser: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (Cambs.), UK
Venue: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Catalogue number: 4


Bindman, David. 1970. William Blake: catalogue of the Blake collection in the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge.Cambridge (Cambs.): W. Heffer and Sons Ltd.p. 45-9
Cat. no. 39.3, plate 40.

Keynes, Geoffrey. 1949. Blake Studies.p. 119-34
C. XII, 'The history of the Job designs'.

Binyon, Laurence. Keynes, Geoffrey. 1935. Illustrations to the Book of Job by William Blake.p. 20-49
I, fascicle IV, the complete set in colour.

Keynes, Geoffrey. 1956. The Letters of William Blake.p. 183-4, 196

Keynes, Geoffrey. 1927. Pencil drawings by William Blake.
Plates 57-78

Related Object(s):

PD.27-1950; Job and his family
PD.28-1950; Satan before the throne of God
PD.29-1950; Job's sons and daughters overwhelmed by Satan
PD.30-1950; The Messengers tell Job of his misfortunes
PD.31-1950; Satan going forth from the presence of God
PD.32-1950; Satan smiting job with boils
PD.33-1950; Job's comforters
PD.34-1950; Job's despair
PD.35-1950; A spirit passes before Job's face
PD.36-1950; Job rebuked by his friends
PD.37-1950; Job's evil dreams
PD.38-1950; The Wrath of Elihu
PD.39-1950; The Lord answering Job out of the whirlwind
PD.40-1950; The Lord answering Job out of the whirlwind
PD.41-1950; Behemoth and Leviathan
PD.42-1950; The fall of Satan
PD.43-1950; The vision of Christ
PD.44-1950; Job's sacrifice
PD.45-1950; Every man also gave him a piece of money
PD.46-1950; Rejected design for Every man also gave him a piece of money
PD.47-1950; Job and his daughters
PD.48-1950; Job and his family restored to prosperity
PD.48A-1950; Two sketches for the daughter kneeling at the right of Job's wife in pl. I, Job and his family


Object Number: PD.26-1950
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 17542; input: 2000-12-15; modified: 2012-04-20)


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