attributed to George Richmond

Tracing of Title-Page of Blake’s ‘Book of Job’

?c.1826

Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 214 x 157 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by Mrs John Richmond 1922
Reference
A00050

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Blake's 'Illustrations of the Book of Job' rank among his supreme achievements as a printmaker. Altogether 315 sets of the original 1825-6 edition appear to have been published, and both George Richmond and Edward Calvert are known to have been among the subscribers. This tracing of the engraved title-page is thought to have been made by Richmond.

Gallery label, September 2004

Catalogue entry

A00050 Tracing of Title-Page to Illustrations of the Book of Job

A 00050
Pencil on tracing paper, stuck on card 193×146 (7 5/8×5 1/4) on paper 214×157 (8 7/16×6 3/16)
Presented by Mrs George Richmond 1922
PROVENANCE George Richmond, sold Christie's 29 April 1897 (in 147, with 22 other items, see no.2) £2.10.0 bt Dr. Richard Sisley; his daughter Mrs John Richmond.

This is a straightforward copy of the engraved title page to Illustrations of the Book of Job, T05845.
This work was formerly inventoried as no.3694 xvii.


Published in:
Martin Butlin, William Blake 1757-1827, Tate Gallery Collections, V, London 1990