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Eve at the Fountain, from John Milton's Paradise Lost, Book 4, line 453

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Eve at the Fountain, from John Milton's Paradise Lost, Book 4, line 453

1824-1825
19th century
27.7 cm x 37.4 cm (10 7/8 in. x 14 3/4 in.)

John Martin (Haydon Bridge (Northumberland), England, 1789 - 1854, Douglas (Isle of Man)) Primary

Object Type: print
Artist Nationality: Europe, English
Medium and Support: Mezzotint, etching, and drypoint with rocker
Credit Line: Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Purchase through the generosity of the Still Water Foundation, 1996
Accession Number: 1996.264

In an idyllic grove dotted with palms and pine trees, Eve hesitates at the edge of a clear pool, testing the water. Surprised . . . at what? A reflection is scarcely visible. Rather than reflecting the sky, the pond is depicted as a black abyss with Eve perched at its edge. After her initial shock at the reflection, Eve is so pleased that she soon returns. Could it be that this “taste” of the abyss precipitates her sin? Or perhaps Martin is hinting at the shock and shame that Eve, along with Adam, will endure.

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