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Job and his Family: P.454-1985 (2)

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 13: William Blake's Universe


Job and his Family
Illustrations of the Book of Job


Printmaker: Blake, William
Publisher: Blake, William
Publisher: Linnell, John




History note: From the stock sold by the Linnell Trustees at Christie's, 15 March 1918, in lot 188

Legal notes

Allocated by H.M. Treasury through the Minister of Arts, accepted in lieu of capital taxes

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1985-04) by Keynes, Sir Geoffrey


1825 CE - 1826 CE


Plate 1 to Illustrations of the Book of Job, in twenty-one plates


School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper
Plate Height 198 mm Width 166 mm
Sheet Height 432 mm Width 332 mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: London Published as the Act directs March 8 : 1828 by Will. Blake N 3 Fountain Court Strand
  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Address
  • Text: W. Blake inv. and sculp.
  • Location: Image lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: 1
  • Location: Image upper right corner
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Number
  • Text: Proof
  • Location: Plate lower right corner
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Edition

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.454-1985 (2)
Primary reference Number: 738
Bindman: 626
Bentley: 421
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 19 February 2024 Last processed: Monday 19 February 2024

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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