John Martin, Paradise Lost - Eve Presenting the Forbidden Fruit to Adam (Book 9)

National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

Date: 1824
Technique: Mezzotint with etching on laid paper, 25.4 x 35.8 cm

...from the bough
She gave him of that fair enticing fruit
With liberal hand: he scurpled not to eat.
Against his better knowledge: not deceived,
But fondly overcome with female charm.

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