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Job and His Daughters
  • William Blake
    1757–1827
    born: London, England, United Kingdom ; died: London, England, United Kingdom ; active: England, United Kingdom
  • Job and His Daughters, 1823–1826
  • Illustrations of 'The Book of Job', plate 20
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom
  • engraving
  • Paper Type: wove
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 203 x 154 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 210 x 165 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 8 x 6 1/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 8 1/4 x 6 1/2 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Bequest of George and Annette Cross Murphy
  • Not on display
  • 1989.0161
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Description

Bearded figure with outstretched arms; three women sit on the floor to surround him. The image is encased with a decorative border design. Central image of Job speaking to his three daughters with murals of past occurrences (the slaying of his servants, a ploughman, and God's appearance to him, his wife and friends) behing the group. A border includes quotes from Psalms, vines, loving angels, and musical instruments.