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Blake: The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins

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The scene depicts the New Testament Parable of the Ten Virgins, or Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins, which compares two groups of bridesmaids who have waited through the night to travel to a wedding feast. Zoom in on the image to see the details.

The scene depicts the New Testament Parable of the Ten Virgins, or Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins, which compares two groups of bridesmaids who have waited through the night to travel to a wedding feast. Zoom in on the image to see the details.

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The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins, ca. 1799–1800
William Blake (British)
Watercolor, pen and black ink over graphite
Rogers Fund, 1914 (14.81.2)