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Catalog Number 1954.0011
Other Number D 1/6
Collection Rosenbach
Object Name Drawing
Lexicon Category 8: Communication Artifact
Lexicon Sub-category Art
Description 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
Material Paper/Ink/Watercolor
Dimensions H-16 W-13 inches
Notes One of a series of perhaps eleven watercolors based on Revelation done for Blake's patron Thomas Butts

Illustration of Revelation Chap. 13
Subjects Biblical events
Demons