Satan Watching the Caresses of Adam and Eve (Illustration to Milton's "Paradise Lost")

1808
William Blake (English, 1757–1827)


Catalogue Raisonné

Butlin 536 [2]

Dimensions

50.5 x 38 cm (19 7/8 x 14 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

90.96

Medium or Technique

Pen and watercolor on paper

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Watercolors

Paradise Lost, book IV, 492

Inscription

Signed lower right: W Blake 1808

Provenance

Thomas Butts (1757-1845), England; Thomas Butts, Jr., sold 29 June 1853, Foster's (in 139 with No. 536 4, 9, 11, and 12) £17.66 bt. J.C. Strange; B. Quaritch, Boston offered catalogue 350 10 August 1883, May 1887, etc. (in 13842 with 32 others; see No. 84) £1,200; purchased 29 April, 1890

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution