Was William Blake Overworked and Underpaid?

The Lord Answering Job Out of the Whirlwind by William Blake

On this date in 1823, William Blake agrees to engrave the Inventions to the Book of Job. He’s paid a whopping £5. Despite this, the engravings are widely considered to be masterpieces of Blake’s engraving skill.

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