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Eve presenting the forbidden fruit to Adam, from John Milton's Paradise Lost, Book 9, line 995
27.7 cm x 37.3 cm (10 7/8 in. x 14 11/16 in.)
(Haydon Bridge (Northumberland), England, 1789 - 1854, Douglas (Isle of Man))
Medium and Support:
Mezzotint, etching, and drypoint with rocker
Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Purchase through the generosity of the Still Water Foundation, 1996
The archangel Raphael’s warnings are unheeded: while the snake looks on, Eve offers the apple to Adam. Realizing that she is already doomed and unable to comprehend being apart from her, he knowingly follows.