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William Blake
1757–1827

Studies for ‘America: A Prophecy’ and an early treatment of ‘Job’

Full screen

Medium
Pencil
Size
8 1/16 × 9 11/16 inches · 204 × 246 mm
Notes
A newly discovered double-sided sheet of drawings.
Recto: Job and his family.
Verso: Studies for ‘America: A Prophecy’ and other drawings.
Collections
  • Charles Augustus Tulk, acquired from the artist, possibly in 1816;
  • Louisa Susanna Ley (née Tulk), daughter of the above (1819-1848);
  • James Peard Ley (1807-1885), husband of the above;
  • James Verchild Ley, son of the above;
  • James Richard Ley, by direct descent, 2010;
  • And by descent, 2012. 
Literature
  • Robert N. Essick, ‘Blake in the Marketplace, 2011’, Blake, an Illustrated Quarterly, vol. XLV, no.4, Spring 2012, p.109.

Private collection, USA