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William Blake
1757-1827
Behemoth and Leviathan
1805-1810
Pen and black ink and wash, and watercolor, over graphite, on paper.
10 1/16 x 7 3/4 inches (272 x 197 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
2001.77
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Thomas Butts; Richard Monckton Milnes, 1st Lord Houghton (1809-1885); Robert Offley Ashburton Milnes, 4th Baron and Marquess of Crewe; Crewe sale, London, Sotheby's, March 1903, lot 17; purchased through Quaritch by J. Pierpont Morgan, 30 June 1903.
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One of twenty-one original drawings executed for Thomas Butts, ca. 1805-10, illustrating the Book of Job. This sheet is no. 15 in the series.

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