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Raphael conversing with Adam and Eve, from John Milton's Paradise Lost, Book 5, line 519

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Raphael conversing with Adam and Eve, from John Milton's Paradise Lost, Book 5, line 519

1824-1826
19th century
27.6 cm x 37.3 cm (10 7/8 in. x 14 11/16 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: 1996.270

Adam listens intently as Raphael explains the creation of the cosmos and all living things, as well as the status of man, endowed with the power of reason, above other living things. When Adam questions how God’s work could be susceptible to fault, Raphael recounts the story of Satan’s fall.

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