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Print made by William Blake, 1757–1827, British, For the Sexes: The Gates of Paradise, Plate 3, "I found him beneath a Tree", 1826
For the Sexes: The Gates of Paradise, Plate 3, "I found him beneath a Tree"
- Etching and line engraving on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper
- Spine: 13 3/4 inches (34.9 cm), Sheet: 13 3/8 x 9 3/8 inches (34 x 23.8 cm), Plate: 3 1/8 x 2 1/2 inches (7.9 x 6.4 cm)
Inscribed in graphite lower center: "1. My eternal Man set in repose, | The Female from his darkness rose; | And she found me beneath a Tree | A Mandrake, and in her Veil hid me. | Serpent reasonings us entice, | Of Good and Evil, Virtue, Vice. | Blake's 'Key'."
- Credit Line:
- Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
- Accession Number:
- Prints and Drawings
- Subject Terms:
- children | leaf | literary theme | mother | religious and mythological subject | text | trees | women
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