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And Smote Job With Sore Boils

Blake, William (English, 1757-1827)


Satan afflicts Job with leprosy, which he pours out from a vial onto Job's head.  His wife, despairing at his feet, cries:  "Do you still hold fast your integrity?  Curse God, and die."  Job advises that they must accept both the sorrows and the joys that God bestows.  Symbols of plague and earthly corruption-grasshoppers, toads, thistles and spiders-appear in the margins.

ex collection Professor Frank Jewett Mather

Object Information

artist
Blake, William (English, 1757-1827)
creation date
1825
materials
engraving on India paper chine collé
dimensions
17 x 13 1/4 in. (sheet)
accession number
2002.142G
credit line
Beeler Fund
collection
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
colors