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Satan Smiting Job with Sore Boils

Photo credit: Tate

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The biblical ‘Book of Job’ addresses the existence of evil and suffering in a world where a loving, all-powerful God exists. It has been described as ‘the most profound and literary work of the entire Old Testament’. In ‘Job’, God and Satan discuss the limits of human faith and endurance. God lets Satan force Job to undergo extreme trials and tribulations, including the destruction of his family.

Tate Britain

London

  • Date

    c.1826

  • Medium

    Pen and ink and tempera on mahogany

  • Measurements

    32.6 x 43.2 cm

  • Accession number

    N03340

  • Acquisition method

    Presented by Miss Mary H. Dodge through the Art Fund 1918

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