Illustrations of the Book of Job. Plate #8 “Let the Day Perish Wherein I was born.”. William Blake.

Illustrations of the Book of Job. Plate #8 “Let the Day Perish Wherein I was born.”

1826. 1826.

Folio, single sheet 16 1/4 x 11, image (inc. platemark) 8 1/4 x 6 1/2 ins. Fine.

§ First edition, from the printing of 65 sets with the word “Proof” on French wove paper. The plate depicts Job lamenting his unfortunate existence, while his friends bear witness to his grief in silence (Job 3:3). Bentley, Blake Books, 421A. Bindman, Complete Graphic Works of Blake, 625–641C. Provenance: Sotheby’s May 4& 5, 1983. Item #123353

Price: $2,950.00

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