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Illustrations of The Book of Job
1823-1826; published 1826

Medium
22 engravings on chine collé
Measurements
(1) 19.0 × 14.6 cm (image) 21.3 × 16.4 cm (plate) 38.5 × 26.9 cm (sheet)
(2) 18.3 × 15.0 cm (image) 20.0 × 16.6 cm (plate) 38.8 × 26.9 cm (sheet)
(3) 19.8 × 15.1 cm (image) 21.8 × 17.1 cm (plate) 38.5 × 26.8 cm (sheet)
(4) 20.0 × 15.3 cm (image) 21.9 × 17.1 cm (plate) 38.5 × 27.0 cm (sheet)
(5) 20.0 × 15.2 cm (image) 21.8 × 17.0 cm (plate) 38.5 × 27.0 cm (sheet)
(6) 19.9 × 15.1 cm (image) 21.9 × 17.0 cm (plate) 38.7 × 27.0 cm (sheet)
(7) 20.0 × 15.2 cm (image) 21.9 × 17.2 cm (plate) 38.9 × 25.9 cm (sheet)
(8) 19.8 × 15.2 cm (image) 21.9 × 17.1 cm (plate) 38.9 × 25.9 cm (sheet)
(9) 20.0 × 15.1 cm (image) 21.9 × 16.9 cm (plate) 39.5 × 25.9 cm (sheet)
(10) 19.8 × 15.2 cm (image) 21.9 × 17.0 cm (plate) 38.0 × 25.9 cm (sheet)
(11) 19.8 × 15.2 cm (image) 22.0 17.1 cm (plate) 39.3 × 25.9 cm (sheet)
(12) 19.7 × 15.0 cm (image) 22.2 × 17.1 cm (plate) 38.5 × 26.0 cm (sheet)
(13) 20.0 × 15.1 cm (image) 21.8 × 16.9 cm (plate) 37.8 × 26.0 cm (sheet)
(14) 19.7 × 15.0 cm (image) 21.8 × 17.0 cm (plate) 39.3 × 26.1 cm (sheet)
(15) 19.2 × 15.0 cm (image) 20.7 × 16.7 cm (plate) 38.8 × 26.2 cm (sheet)
(16) 20.1 × 15.2 cm (image) 22.0 × 17.1 cm (plate) 38.4 × 26.3 cm (sheet)
(17) 18.8 × 15.0 cm (image) 20.1 × 16.4 cm (plate) 39.3 × 26.2 cm (sheet)
(18) 20.0 × 15.0 cm (image) 22.0 × 17.0 cm (plate) 38.9 × 26.3 cm (sheet)
(19) 19.8 × 14.8 cm (image) 21.7 × 17.2 cm (plate) 39.0 × 26.3 cm (sheet)
(20) 19.8 × 15.0 cm (image) 21.9 × 16.8 cm (plate) 37.6 × 28.5 cm (sheet)
(21) 20.1 × 15.1 cm (image) 21.8 × 17.0 cm (plate) 40.5 × 28.9 cm (sheet)
(22) 19.6 × 14.8 cm (image) 21.7 × 17.0 cm (plate) 39.9 × 26.5 cm (sheet)
Catalogue/s Raisonné
Bindman 1978, 625-646; Essick Job A-A21; Butlin & Gott 49
Edition
one of 150 sets on Whatman Turkey Mill paper (from the first edition of 215 marked 'Proof')
Inscription
(1) printed in ink (in image) u.l.-l.c.: (Hebraic script) / ILLUSTRATIONS of / The / BOOK / of / JOB / Invented & Engraved / by William Blake / 1825
printed in ink l.l.-l.r.: London Published as the Act directs March 8: 1825 by William Blake No (o in superscript) 3 Fountain Court Strand
(2) printed in ink (in image) u.r.: 1
printed in ink (in image) u.l.-l.r.: (various inscriptions)
printed in ink (in image) l.r.: WBlake inv & sculp
printed in ink l.l.-l.r.: London. Published as the Act directs. March 8: 1825. by Willm (m in superscript) Blake N 3 Fountain Court Strand
printed in ink l.r.: Proof
(3) printed in ink (in image) u.r.: 2
printed in ink (in image) u.l.-l.r.: (various inscriptions)
printed in ink (in image, vertically) l.l.: WBlake inv & sc
printed in ink l.l.-l.r.: London Published as the Act directs March 8: 1825. by. Willm (m in superscript) Blake N 3 Fountain Court Strand
printed in ink l.r.: Proof
(4) printed in ink (in image) u.r.: 3
printed in ink (in image) u.l.-l.r.: (various inscriptions)
printed in ink (in image) l.r.: WBlake inven & sculp
printed in ink l.l.-l.r.: London. Published as the Act directs March 8: 1825 by Willm (m in superscript) Blake No (o in superscript) 3 Fountain Court Strand
printed in ink l.r.: Proof
(5) printed in ink (in image) u.r.: 4
printed in ink (in image) u.l.-l.r.: (various inscriptions)
printed in ink (in image) l.r.: WBlake invent & sculp
printed in ink l.l.-l.r.: London. Published as the Act directs March 8: 1825 by Willm (m in superscript) Blake No (o in superscript) 3 Fountain Court Strand
printed in ink l.r.: Proof
(6) printed in ink (in image) u.r.: 5
printed in ink (in image) u.l.-l.r.: (various inscriptions)
printed in ink (in image, vertically) l.r.: WBlake invenit & sculp
printed in ink l.l.-l.r.: London. Published as the Act directs March 8: 1825. by Willm (m in superscript) Blake No (o in superscript) 3 Fountain Court Strand
printed in ink l.r.: Proof
(7) printed in ink (in image) u.r.: 6
printed in ink (in image) u.l.-l.r.: (various inscriptions)
printed in ink (in image) l.l.: WBlake inv & sculp
printed in ink l.l.-l.r.: London. as the Act directs Published March 8: 1825 by William Blake No (o in superscript) 3 Fountain Court Strand
printed in ink l.r.: Proof
(8) printed in ink (in image) u.r.: 7
printed in ink (in image) u.l.-l.r.: (various inscriptions)
printed in ink (in image) l.r.: WBlake inven & sculp
printed in ink l.l.-l.r.: London. Published as the Act directs March 8: 1825 by William Blake N 3 Fountain Court Strand
printed in ink l.r.: Proof
(9) printed in ink (in image) u.r.: 8
printed in ink (in image) u.l.-l.r.: (various inscriptions)
printed in ink (in image, diagonally) l.r.: WBlake inv & sculp
printed in ink l.l.-l.r.: London. Publish'd as the Act directs March 8: 1825 by Willm (m in superscript) Blake No (o in superscript) 3 Fountain Court Strand
printed in ink l.r.: Proof
(10) printed in ink (in image) u.r.: 9
printed in ink (in image) u.l.-l.r.: (various inscriptions)
printed in ink (in image, vertically) l.r.: WBlake invenit & sculp
printed in ink l.l.-l.r.: London. Published as the Act directs March 8: 1825 by William Blake N 3 Fountain Court Strand
printed in ink l.r.: Proof
(11) printed in ink (in image) u.r.: 10
printed in ink (in image) u.l.-l.r.: (various inscriptions)
printed in ink (in image, vertically) l.r.: WBlake invenit & sculp
printed in ink l.l.-l.r.: London. Published as the Act directs March 8: 1825 by William Blake N 3 Fountain Court Strand
printed in ink l.r.: Proof
(12) printed in ink (in image) u.r.: 11
printed in ink (in image) u.l.-l.r.: (various inscriptions)
printed in ink (in image) l.l.: WBlake invenit & sculp
printed in ink l.l.-l.r.: London. Published as the Act directs March 8: 1825 by Willm (m in superscript) Blake No (o in superscript) 3 Fountain Court Strand
printed in ink l.r.: Proof
(13) printed in ink (in image) u.r.: 12
printed in ink (in image) u.l.-l.r.: (various inscriptions)
printed in ink (in image) l.c.: WBlake invenit & sculpt
printed in ink l.l.-l.r.: London Published as the Act directs March 8: 1825 by Willm [m in superscript] Blake N.3 Fountain Court Strand
printed in ink l.r.: Proof
(14) printed in ink (in image) u.r.: 13
printed in ink (in image) u.l.-l.r.: (various inscriptions)
printed in ink (in image) l.r.: WBlake invenit & sculp
printed in ink l.l.-l.r.: London Published as the Act directs March 8: 1825 by William Blake No (o in superscript) 3 Fountain Court Strand
printed in ink l.r.: Proof
(15) printed in ink (in image) u.r.: 14
printed in ink (in image) u.l.-l.r.: (various inscriptions)
printed in ink (in image) l.l.: WBlake Invenit & Sc
printed in ink l.l.-l.r.: London. Published as the Act directs March 8: 1825 by Willm (m in superscript) Blake N3 Fountain Court Strand
printed in ink l.r.: Proof
(16) printed in ink (in image) u.r.: 15
printed in ink (in image) u.l.-l.r.: (various inscriptions)
printed in ink (in image) l.r.: WBlake invenit & sculp
printed in ink l.l.-l.r.: London Published as the Act directs March 8: 1825 by Willm (m in superscript) Blake N3 Fountain Court Strand
printed in ink l.r.: Proof
(17) printed in ink (in image) u.r.: 16
printed in ink (in image) u.l.-l.r.: (various inscriptions)
printed in ink (in image) l.r.: WBlake inv & sculp
printed in ink l.l.-l.r.: London. Published as the Act directs March 8: 1825 by William Blake No (o in superscript) 3 Fountain Court Strand
printed in ink l.r.: Proof
(18) printed in ink (in image) u.r.: 17
printed in ink (in image) u.l.-l.r.: (various inscriptions)
printed in ink (in image) l.c.l.: WBlake
printed in ink (in image) l.c.r.: inv & sculp
printed in ink l.l.-l.r.: London Published as the Act directs March 8: 1825 by William Blake No (o in superscript) 3 Fountain Court Strand
printed in ink l.r.: Proof
(19) printed in ink (in image) u.r.: 18
printed in ink (in image) u.l.-l.r.: (various inscriptions)
printed in ink (in image) l.c.: WBlake inv & / sculpt
printed in ink l.l.-l.r.: London. Published as the Act directs March 8: 1825 by Will Blake No (o in superscript) 3 Fountain Court Strand
printed in ink l.r.: Proof
(20) printed in ink (in image) u.r.: 19
printed in ink (in image) u.l.-l.r.: (various inscriptions)
printed in ink (in image) l.c.: WBlake inv & sculp
printed in ink l.l.-l.r.: London. Published as the Act directs March 8: 1825 by William Blake N 3 Fountain Court Strand
printed in ink l.r.: Proof
(21) printed in ink (in image) u.r.: 20
printed in ink (in image) u.l.-l.r.: (various inscriptions)
printed in ink (in image, vertically) l.r.: WBlake invenit & sc
printed in ink l.l.-l.r.: London. Published as the Act directs March 8: 1825 by Willm (m in superscript) Blake No (o in superscript) 3 Fountain Court Strand
printed in ink l.r.: Proof
(22) printed in ink (in image) u.r.: 21
printed in ink (in image) u.l.-l.r.: (various inscriptions)
printed in ink (in image, vertically) l.r.: WBlake inven & sc
printed in ink l.l.-l.r.: London. Published as the Act directs March 8: 1825 by William Blake Fountain Court Strand
printed in ink l.r.: Proof
Accession Number
1058.1-22-3
Departments
International Prints / International Prints and Drawings
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1920
Gallery location
Not on display

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