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Illustration 11 to Milton's "Paradise Lost": Michael Foretells the Crucifixion

Date: 1807
9 15/16 x 8 in. (25.2 x 20.3 cm.)
Medium: pen and watercolor
Credit Line: The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens
Inscription: Signed in lower right: 1807 / WB
Object Number: 000.12
Label Text:In a vision of future times, the warrior angel Michael shows to Adam humanity's salvation through Christ's crucifixion. The nail through Christ's feet pierces the head of the serpent; Death and Sin (see illustration 2) lie defeated below the cross. Eve sleeps at the bottom of the design; neither Milton nor Blake give her direct access to Michael's prophecy.