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The Vision of God: P.454-1985 (18)

Object information

Current Location: In storage


The Vision of God
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 17 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 218 mm Width 170 mm
Sheet Height 430 mm Width 333 mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 17
  • Location: Image upper right corner
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Number
  • Text: London Published as the Act directs March 8 : 1825 by William Blake No 3 Fountain Court Strand
  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Address
  • Text: Proof
  • Location: Plate lower right corner
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Edition
  • Text: W Blake inv & sculp
  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.454-1985 (18)
Primary reference Number: 760
Bindman: 642
Bentley: 421
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 21 July 2023 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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