|Other Number||D 1/6|
|Lexicon Category||8: Communication Artifact|
This watercolor, pen, & ink drawing depicts a seven-headed winged beast, a recumbent lamb with human hands, and a multi-headed demon. The beast is crouching on a pointed rock, it has stars on its wings, horns on its head and one head is highlighted, looking up to the right. The multi-headed demon is seated on a rock with its back to the viewer, holding a staff in its right hand and pointing with its left. At the bottom of the image a crowd of people are praying with their hands clasped.
Monogrammed Lower right: WBinv
Title and source for drawing written on mount.
|Year Range from||1800|
|Year Range to||1810|
|Artist||Blake, William, 1757-1827|
|Title||The Number of the Beast is 666|
|Made||Blake, William/ England|
|Dimensions||H-16 W-13 inches|
One of a series of perhaps eleven watercolors based on Revelation done for Blake's patron Thomas Butts
Illustration of Revelation Chap. 13