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The gates of Eden open to expel Adam and Eve, who stand caught in a terrified embrace. Aquatint by M. Haughton, 1805 after J.H. Füssli (Fuseli).

Fuseli, Henry, 1741-1825.
Date
20 July 1805
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London (Royal Academy) : [Hy. Fuseli R.A. and Moses Haughton], 20 July 1805.

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1 print : aquatint ; platemark 59.2 x 45.5 cm

Lettering

The dismission of Adam and Eve from paradise. Hy. Fuseli R.A. pinxt. Moses Haughton sculpt. and published by them as the act dire[c]ts July 20th 1805. Royal Academy, London.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 20349i

Lettering note

Lettering continues: -then disappeared/ They looking back; all the eastern side beheld/ Of paradise, so late, their happy seat./ Wav'd over by that flaming brand, the gate/ With dreadful faces throng'd and fiery aims:/ Some natural tears they dropt. Par. Lost. Book 12. v. 637

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