There Were Not Found Women as Fair as the Daughters of Job in all the Land..., from the series, Illustrations from the Book of Job

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William Blake (English, 1757–1827)
There Were Not Found Women as Fair as the Daughters of Job in all the Land..., from the series, Illustrations from the Book of Job, 1825
Engraving
plate: 8 9/16 × 6 3/4 in. (21.75 × 17.15 cm) sheet: 16 5/16 × 13 5/16 in. (41.43 × 33.81 cm)
Gift of Print Forum M1994.366
Photo credit: John R. Glembin
Not Currently on View

In this scene by William Blake, the biblical figure of Job recounts his trials of faith for his three daughters. Blake trained as an engraver as a young man and, later in life, experimented with the conservative medium. To produce his Book of Job series, to which this print belongs, he carved directly and deeply into his plate without creating the preliminary drawing that most artists executed. He made changes to the composition by hammering out the plate until it was flat again—a technique typically used in metalwork.

Exhibition label for "Daring Technique: Goya and the Art of Etching" on view in the Bradley Family Gallery, April 20–September 9, 2018.

Exhibition History
Daring Technique: Goya and the Art of Etching, Milwaukee Art Museum, April 20 – September 9, 2018.


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