The Great Red Dragon paintings is a series of four watercolour paintings by the English poet and painter William Blake, painted between 1805 and 1810. It was during this period that Blake was commissioned to create over a hundred paintings intended to illustrate books of the Bible. These paintings depict "The Great Red Dragon" in various scenes from the Book of Revelation.
The painting The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed in Sun plays a prominent role in Thomas Harris' novel Red Dragon (the book misnames it The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed with the Sun), its film adaptations Manhunter and Red Dragon, and the TV series Hannibal. The primary antagonist Francis Dolarhyde has an obsession with the painting. Dolarhyde believes the dragon exudes strength and power, so he murders entire families to "become" the dragon. He visits the Brooklyn Museum and eats the painting. Dolarhyde has a tattoo of the dragon across his back.
The first beast comes "out of the sea" and is given authority and power by the dragon. This first beast is initially mentioned in Revelation 11:7 as coming out of the abyss. His appearance is described in detail in Revelation 13:1–10, and some of the mystery behind his appearance is revealed in Revelation 17:7–18.
✨ William Blake Quotes:
"If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite."
"Tiger, tiger, burning bright In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye, could frame thy fearful symmetry?"
"I was angry with my friend: I told my wrath, my wrath did end. I was angry with my foe: I told it not, my wrath did grow."
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All images used have been retouched to remove any major imperfections and then enhanced for digital printing.
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★ Printed on high quality premium matte 170gsm finished paper
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