Book 5. line 136.[Paradise - Adam and Eve - The Morning Hymn.]
Published by Septimus Prowett 23, Old Bond Street [n.d., c.1825]. Printed by J. Lahee.
Mezzotint with etching on india paper, 200 x 270mm. 8 x 10¾". Some light foxing, mostly to full margins.
Paradise, a wooded landscape with a lake in the centre, swans on the water, preparing to fly, and Adam and Eve to left. The two naked figures bow in prayer on a low hill with tall trees and weeping willows at the edge of the lake, as the sunlight breaks across the horizon. Plate to John Milton's 'Paradise Lost'. John Martin (1789 - 1854), history, landscape and biblical painter; his vast and sublime paintings of biblical, religious and literary themes were widely circulated as prints.
Balston p.286. Campbell+Wees 62.
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