William Blake ‘The Simoniac Pope’, 1824–7 In Hell, Dante and Virgil meet those guilty of simony (buying or selling ecclesiastical preferment). Like all simoniacs, Pope Nicholas III is punished by being suspended head downwards in a well of fire.
William Blake: "Job Confessing His Presumption to God...” (c. 1803-05). Illustration for the Bible (Old Testament), object 1 (Butlin 461). Pencil, pen and ink, and water color. National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK