attributed to George Richmond

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

?c.1826

Artist
Attributed to George Richmond 1809–1896
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 214 x 157 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by Mrs John Richmond 1922
Reference
A00050

Not on display

Display caption

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

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