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Illustration 8 to Milton's "Paradise Lost": The Creation of Eve

Date: 1807
9 15/16 x 8 3/16 in. (25.3 x 20.8 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: 1807 / WB
Object Number: 000.9
Label Text:Christ creates Eve from Adam's side, while the first man sleeps in a shallow depression in the earth. The crescent moon, a traditional symbol for the feminine principle in nature, rises above Eve's head. Throughout these illustrations, Blake emphasizes God the Son more than the other members of the Trinity.