Book 9 line 780.[Satan tempting Eve.]
London Published by Septimus Prowett, 23, Old Bond Street, 1826. Printed by Chatfield & Co.
Mezzotint with etching on india paper, 195 x 270mm. 7¾ x 10¾". Some light spotting, mostly to full margins. One pin hole to right margin. Uncut.
Eve standing under a great gnarled tree at the edge of a pool, reaching up with one hand to hold a bough, around which Satan, disguised as a serpent, is entwined; she holds an apple in her other hand, listening to the snake. 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 66.
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