1/28/11

John Martin, Paradise Lost - Paradise - Adam and Eve - The Morning Hymn (Book 5)


National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

Date: 1824-1825
Technique: Mezzotint on laid paper, 25.4 x 35.8 cm

The image is of Adam and Eve greeting dawn:

Of Paradise and Eden's happy plains,
Lowly they bowed adoring, and began
Their orisons, each morning duly said
In various style; for neither various style
Nor holy raputre wanted they to priase
Their Maker

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