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Job's Despair
1823-1826; published 1826
plate 8 from Illustrations of The Book of Job

engraving on chine collé
20.0 × 15.1 cm (image) 21.9 × 16.9 cm (plate) 39.5 × 25.9 cm (sheet)
Catalogue/s Raisonné
Bindman 1978, 633; Essick Job A8; Butlin & Gott 49i
one of 150 sets on Whatman Turkey Mill paper (from the first edition of 215 marked 'Proof')
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
Accession Number
International Prints / International Prints and Drawings
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1920
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of the Joe White Bequest
Gallery location
Not on display