Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
The Death of the Wife of the Biblical Prophet Ezekiel
William Blake, English, 1757 - 1827
Pen and black ink and wash over graphite on cream wove paper
Currently not on view
1964-110-11Gift of Mrs. William Thomas Tonner, 1964
LabelThe Old Testament prophet Ezekiel, having preached God's command neither to weep nor mourn for the dead, had to follow his own teachings when he discovered that his wife had died. The grief-stricken gestures of the mourners are in sharp contrast to Ezekiel's stoic attitude.