The Book of Job was Blake's last completed prophetic book: the text, a series of biblical quotations, appears above and below each etching, inscribed within decorative framing. Blake used these illustrations as a medium for spiritual teaching about humankind's search for the true God. The images are Blake's most lucid depictions and they are the superlative example of his reading of the Bible in its spiritual sense. “The modest size of the central panels does not prevent them from ranking with the supreme masterpieces of graphic art.” (Gordon N. Ray, The Illustrator and the Book in England from 1790 to 1914).
The original copper plates are now in the British Museum. Bound in 3/4 morocco with label from wrappers pasted down.
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William Blake | The Book of Job | 1825 | Zucker Art Books
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