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"Job reproved by his friends" 1777
etching and aquatint
CRE BARRY, James; (Irish; 1741-1806)
printed in brown
56.8 x 75.5
s. b. l. "James Barry invt"; inscr. in plate b. c. "Job reproved by his Friends. Dedicated to Edmund Burk Esqr by his sincere friend & obliged humble serv.t Jams Barry / Published according to Act of Parliament March 1st 1777 by J. Barry"
no 10; p. 80 PRESSLY, William L. 1981 The Life and Art of James Barry; Yale University Press.
State I/V. It was intended as a compagnon to The Conversion of Polemon. The print is dedicated to Edmund Burke, a patron of Barry and author of the influential 'Enquiry into the sublime and Beautiful'. In his essay, Burke praises the elevated style and grandeur of the images of the Bible over Greek literature, and uses the severity of Job's afflictions as an example. Job reproved by his Friends is Barry's interpretation of the sublime, where depiction of noble suffering and awesome elemental violence is evoked, together with the boundless magnitude of God's power.
PATIENCE : BOOK OF JOB : HUNTER 2007 : JOB : BIBLE : SUBLIME : DISPAIR :