1/27/11

John Martin, Paradise Lost - Satan Contemplating Adam and Eve in Paradise (Book 4)


National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

Date: 1826
Technique: Mezzotint with etching on cream laid paper, 19.5 x 26.7 cm

....Aside the Devil turned
For envy: yet with jealous leer malign
Eyed them askance, and to himself thus plained.
Sight hateful, sight tormenting! thus these two,
Imparadised in one another's arms,
The happier Eden, shall enjoy their fill
Of bliss on bliss; while I to Hell am thrust...

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