The Whirlwind: Ezekiel's Vision of the Cherubim and Eyed Wheels (Illustration to the Old Testament, Ezekiel I 4–28)

about 1803–05
William Blake (English, 1757–1827)

Catalogue Raisonné

Butlin 468


Sheet: 39.4 x 29.5 cm (15 1/2 x 11 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pen and watercolor over graphite on paper

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings




Thomas Butts (b. 1757 - d. 1845), London; June 29, 1853, posthumous Butts sale, Foster and Son, London, lot 125. By 1876, C.J. Strange, London [see note]. 1890, sold by B. Quaritch (dealer), Boston, to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 29, 1890)

NOTE: Lent to the Exhibition of the Works of William Blake (Burlington Fine Arts Club, London, 1876), cat. no. 64.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution