The Engravings of William Blake, by Archibald G. B. Russell
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...pastoral scene, with a shepherd (r). and a shepherdess (I.), folding their sheep. The design is overarched by a trellis-work of conventionalised vine stems, where divers kinds of birds roost and make their nests. High up at the sides, angels bend over a pinnacle of flame (r.) and a pillar of smoke (1.). At the top, the words, "The Angel of the Divine Presence" and (in Hebrew characters) "Jehovah is King" are inscribed above the figure of the Almighty. For the marginal verses see: --Dan. vii. 19; Job ii. 3; xix. 26; Is. Ixiii. 16; Ps. xvii. 15; Job ii. 1. Mr F. W. Bourdillon has a tinted pen drawing (18x24 in.) by Blake, somewhat resembling the lower portion of this design; it belongs, however, to a much earlier period. iv Thy Sons And Thy Daughters Were Eating & Drinking Wine In THEIR ELDEST BROTHER'S HOUSE (i. 18). (PI.) 3 W. Blake inven. & sculp. London: Published as the Act directs March 8: 1825by Will"1. Blake No. 3 Fountain Court, Strand. 7fx 6 in.; Jtfx 4r in. The design is crowned by the figure of Satan, with huge bat-like wings outspread, darkly contrasting with a flickering background of lightning Wh'le Kewasjet Speaking VjS there camc also anotl1er&sa'd ' rom Keaven & hath burned Prcr.f PLATK I? 83 and flames; his malice-brooding features are lit with reflected fire, and a iv rayed light encircles his head. Crouching low down upon his ankles, he presses hard upon the cornices and capitals of the house where the family of Job are assembled, throwing it in ruins and strewing it with seeds of fire. A panic-stricken group of men and women huddled together upon the ground beneath him, is overwhelmed by falling masonry or caught by the advancing conflagration, which casts a grim light upon the tortured...
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