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In Pictures: Paradise Lost exhibition
Satan Sin and Death - Satan Comes to the Gates of Hell. Courtesy of the Huntingdon Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, California
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Author Philip Pullman has opened a rare exhibition of William Blake's paintings at the Wordsworth Trust in Grasmere, Cumbria. The exhibition marks 200 years since Blake created his own retelling of Paradise Lost.
Courtesy of the Huntingdon Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, California
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The drawings are from the Huntington Library at San Marino in California and have not been seen in the UK since 1914. Here, Satan spies on Adam and Eve as Raphael descends.
Courtesy of the Huntingdon Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, California
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The drawings were the first set of illustrations produced by Blake, in 1807, for the Reverend Joseph Thomas. A first edition of John Milton's Paradise Lost will also be on display at the exhibition.
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Each drawing tells a chapter in the story of Adam and Eve and their demise. This work shows Raphael warning the pair of their fate if they decide to give in to the devil.
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Here, Eve gives into temptation. It was in the preface of Blake's version of Milton's classic that Blake composed his most famous hymn, most commonly known as Jerusalem.
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Judgement day arrives for the doomed couple. The exhibition, which runs from 6 July until the end of October, will also feature works by Turner, Fuseli, Martin and Hogarth.
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Michael foretells the crucifixion in this drawing. Aside from the US, images from the exhibition have also come the National Portrait Gallery, the British Museum, the Tate, the British Library, and the V&A, to name a few.
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The end of the tale shows Adam and Eve being expelled from the Garden of Eden. A more well-known set of Blake's Paradise Lost drawings was created in 1808 but this is a chance for fans to see the rare original set.



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