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Job's Sacrifice
  • William Blake
    born: London, England, United Kingdom ; died: London, England, United Kingdom ; active: England, United Kingdom
  • Job's Sacrifice, 1823–1826
  • Illustrations of 'The Book of Job', plate 18
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom
  • engraving
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 212.7 x 169.5 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 8 3/8 x 6 5/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Museum purchase: Elizabeth M. Watkins Fund
  • Not on display
  • 1958.0041

There is a rectangle in the center of the paper, which has a scene with figures. There is a male figure in the center (identified as Job) with his back to the viewer, standing in front of a stone wall. There are kneeling figures on the right and left of the man in the center. There is a burst of light coming from above. Job is praying to the Lord for his friends. Around the outside of the paper are two groups of angels and a Bible open to Book of Job in lower left bottom.