The Temptation and Fall of Eve (Illustration for Paradise Lost, by John Milton).
 Blake, William, 1757-1827

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Title:The Temptation and Fall of Eve (Illustration for Paradise Lost, by John Milton)

"For Blake, inspiration and vision are not to be learned: they can only be received. You either have them or you do not. He distrusted learning, artifice, the acquisition of skills, the attainments of reason...But he knew his Bible initmately, and professed himself a Christian." [from English Spirituality: From 1700 to the Present Day, by Gordon Mursell. Westminster John Knox Press, 2001, p. 53]

Artist:Blake, William, 1757-1827
Building:Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Scripture:Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7
Person as Subject:Adam (Biblical figure)
Eve (Biblical figure)
Lectionary links:ALent01
General Subject:Serpent
Garden of Eden
ICONCLASS Number:71A423

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Attribution:Blake, William, 1757-1827. The Temptation and Fall of Eve (Illustration for Paradise Lost, by John Milton), from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved June 23, 2024]. Original source:
Record Number:50212 Last Updated: 2021-08-18 11:52:46 Record Created: 2007-03-13 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition

Bibliographic Source:English spirituality: from 1700 to the Present Day
Author:Mursell, Gordon
Publisher:Westminster John Knox Press