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Paradise - with the Approach of the Archangel Raphael, from John Milton's Paradise Lost, Book 5, line 308

1824-1825
19th century
37.3 cm x 27.6 cm (14 11/16 in. x 10 7/8 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 and drypoint
Credit Line: Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Purchase through the generosity of the Still Water Foundation, 1996
Accession Number: 1996.269

Worked almost entirely in mezzotint, this engraving exemplifies Martin’s ideal landscape—an unspoiled grove surrounded by thickets of trees and crowned with sublime mountains. Adam bids Eve to his side announcing:

". . . behold
Eastward among those trees, what glorious shape
Comes this way moving; seems another morn
Risen on mid-noon; . . ."

Not knowing the reason for the angel Raphael’s approach, the couple acknowledge his arrival, their gesture echoed by the Tree of Knowledge behind them.

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