Contact 1stdibs
William Blake Portrait Print - Illustrations of the Book of Job
Want more images or videos?
Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 10

William Blake
Illustrations of the Book of Job

1823-25, 1874

About

William Blake. Illustrations of The Book of Job. Large folio. A complete set of the 1874 edition of 100 pulled from the original plates and published by John Linnell, printed by Holdgate Brothers on India paper mounted on heavy unwatermarked wove paper in 1874 (large folio, sheet size 19 3/4 x 13 1/2.), In 1919 the copperplates went to the British Museum Print Room. The individual sheets are not matted. Blake's Illustrations of the Book of Job were first commissioned and paid for in 1826 by John Linnell, when 215 proof sets and 100 sets "on drawing paper" were issued. According to Linnell's son, the plates were then put away for the best part of fifty years, before 100 fresh prints were struck; "my father considered the plates at the last [1874] were as good as they ever were, for the work being cut by a graver, and not etched, it is durable - and is not worn by the printing as is the case with an etching" (Bentley p.523). The India paper set is the best printing of these famous plates which comprise Blake's major single achievement as a printmaker after the illuminated books. Illustrations of the Book of Job was Blake's last completed prophetic book: the text, a series of biblical quotations, is above and below each image. "It was produced while Blake was still working on Jerusalem, his most obscure book; yet the illustrations are Blake's most lucid; and they are the supreme example of his reading the Bible in its spiritual sense" (S. Foster Damon, A Blake Dictionary, p. 217).

Details

  • Dimensions
    H 19.75 in. x W 13.5 in. x D 0.5 in.H 50.17 cm x W 34.29 cm x D 1.27 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Storrs, CT
  • Reference Number
    LU33525543112
Buyer Protection Guaranteed
Our Promise To You: If you're not happy with the way an item arrived, we'll work with you and the seller to reach an optimal resolution. Read more

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity
    Shipping methods are determined by item size, type, fragility and specific characteristics.
    Shipping costs are calculated based on carrier rates, delivery distance and packing complexity.
  • Return Policy

    This item can be returned within 3 days of delivery.

    View details
  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About the Seller

5 / 5
Vetted
Platinum
Recognized
Associations: International Fine Print Dealers Association
1stdibs seller since 2016
Typical response time: 1 hour
Located in Storrs, CT
More From This Seller
Job's Comforters
Job's Comforters
William Blake
1820s Old Masters Figurative Prints
Engraving
Then a Spirit Passed Before My Face the Hair of My Flesh Stood Up.
Then a Spirit Passed Before My Face the Hair of...
William Blake
Early 19th Century Romantic Figurative Prints
Engraving
The Wrath of Elihu: 'I Am Young, And Ye Are Very Old, Wherefore I Was Afraid.'
The Wrath of Elihu: 'I Am Young, And Ye Are Ver...
William Blake
Early 19th Century Romantic Figurative Prints
Engraving
Sir Sidney Smith.
Sir Sidney Smith.
William Say
Early 19th Century Old Masters Portrait Prints
Mezzotint
You May Also Like
Illustration to "The Book of Job", Every One Also Gave Him A Piece of Money
Illustration to "The Book of Job", Every One Al...
William Blake
1820s Figurative Prints
Engraving
San Benedetto Con Altri Nanti, religious engraving after Veronese, circa 1700
San Benedetto Con Altri Nanti, religious engrav...
After Paolo Veronese
Early 1700s Old Masters Portrait Prints
Engraving
Peter Graham - Fra Angelico Proof Engraving
Peter Graham - Fra Angelico Proof Engraving
Peter Graham
19th Century Old Masters Figurative Prints
Engraving
F. Bartolozzi (1727-1815) After Guercino, Holy Family and Angel Playing Violin
F. Bartolozzi (1727-1815) After Guercino, Holy ...
Francesco Bartolozzi
Mid-18th Century Old Masters Figurative Prints
Engraving, Paper
'The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins', Proto-Symbolist, Biblical
'The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins', ...
William Blake
Late 19th Century Figurative Prints
Gold Leaf, Ink, Archival Paper
BLAKE, William. Illustrations of the Book of Job
BLAKE, William. Illustrations of the Book of Job
William Blake
Early 19th Century Romantic Figurative Prints
Bust of Antoninus Pius - Original Etching by P. Fontana After A. Tofanelli
Bust of Antoninus Pius - Original Etching by P....
Pietro Fontana
1820s Old Masters Figurative Prints
Etching
Bust of Tiberius - Original Etching by P. Fontana After A. Tofanelli
Bust of Tiberius - Original Etching by P. Fonta...
Pietro Fontana
1820s Old Masters Figurative Prints
Etching

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries