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Illustration 6 to Milton's "Paradise Lost": Raphael Warns Adam and Eve

Date: 1807
10 1/8 x 8 1/4 in. (25.7 x 20.9 cm.)
Medium: watercolor and pen and black ink over traces of graphite on paper
Credit Line: The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens
Inscription: Signed in lower left on Eve's chair: W Blake
Object Number: 000.7
Label Text:The angel Raphael tells Adam and Eve not to eat the fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, pictured in the background and already encircled by the satanic serpent. Other animals rest in harmony. The design contrasts an Edenic foreground with a barren landscape in the distance.