Monster Engravings: The Behemoth!

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William Blake, an English poet, painter, and printmaker, published  a series of twenty-two engraved prints in 1826 entitled  Illustrations of the Book of Job. The engravings were completed in 1825, and an edition of 315 was produced in 1826. These were the last set of illustrations that Blake would complete. His illustrations of Dante’s Divine Comedy were left unfinished upon his death.
Early on in his artistic career, Blake had collected the prints of Albrecht Dürer. How the Behemoth is depicted in  the engraving Behemoth and Leviathan in Illustrations of the Book of Job is believed to have been influenced by Dürer’s Rhinoceros.

I look at a lot of bizarre stuff in my love and research of monsters of folklore..but this one seriously creeps me out with its human ears. D:

 

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