Satan Smiting Job With Sore Boils. William Blake, British.
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Satan Smiting Job With Sore Boils

1825/1874. Engraving, plate number “6”, captioned and signed with publisher’s line and date in plate above and below image, 21.6 x 17.1cm. Minor foxing to lower portion of image and stains to margins.

Text reads “Naked came I out of my mother’s womb & naked shall I return thither. The Lord gave & the Lord hath taken away. Blessed be the name of the Lord. And smote Job with sore Boils from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head.” Publishing line reads “London, as Act directs published March 8, 1825 by William Blake, No. 3, Fountain Court, Strand.”

From Illustrations to ‘The Book of Job’ (Old Testament). Blake saw Job’s trials and eventual spiritual rebirth as parallels to the creative struggles of the artist. Held in Tate Gallery.

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Item #CL184-18

Price (AUD): $7,700.00  Other currencies

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