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Illustration 1 to Milton's "Paradise Lost": Satan Calling Up His Legions

Date: 1807
9 13/16 x 8 5/16 in. (25 x 21.1 cm.)
mount: 9 13/16 x 8 5/16 in. (25 x 21.1 cm.)
Medium: pen and watercolor
Credit Line: The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens
Inscription: Signed in lower right: 18[trimmed] WB
Object Number: 000.1
Label Text:Satan, his serpent-form already suggested by scales over his genitals, rallies the other fallen angels in hell. The still-heroic physiques of the angels and their contorted postures are indebted to Michelangelo's fresco of the Last Judgement.