Illustration 6 to Milton's "Paradise Lost": Raphael Warns Adam and Eve
Maker: William Blake , British, 1757 - 1827
Dimensions: 10 1/8 x 8 1/4 in. (25.7 x 20.9 cm.)
Medium: pen and watercolor
Credit Line: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
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.