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Illustration 5 to Milton's "Paradise Lost": Satan Watching the Endearments of Adam and Eve

Date: 1807
10 1/8 x 8 9/16 in. (25.7 x 21.8 cm.)
Medium: watercolor and pen and black ink over graphite on paper
Credit Line: The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens
Inscription: Signed in lower right: W Blak[cut off]
Object Number: 000.6
Label Text:Adam and Eve kiss on a luxuriant bed of flowers. Satan, flying above, mirrors Adam's gesture as he caresses, and stares intently at, his own serpent form. The design suggests the difference between mutual love and self-love.