Doré Gallery: Paradise Lost


Pictures from “Milton’s Paradise Lost with Fifty Illustrations by Gustave Doré,” New York, John B. Alden, 1884.

[picture: Then Satan First Knew Pain]

Then Satan First Knew Pain

In this pcture signed by Gustav Doré and engraved by Antoine-Alphée Piaud Satan is depicted as a man with bat-like dark wings and curly hair, wearing a chainmail shirt or tunic and rags for a skirt or shorts, with bare legs and bare feet. He is lying on the ground, his forehead wrinkled in surprise, confusion and pain. His sword and shield are on the [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: O Earth, how like to Heaven, if not preferred More justly]

O Earth, how like to Heaven, if not preferred More justly

Satan here is wearing only a cloth around his waist: his chest, arms, legs, feet are all bare; his wings are spread but he sits on a rock at the edge of a forest bathed in a pool of sunlight; in the background in the shadows we see the dim forms of the naked Adam and Eve. Satan’s curly hair [...] [more...] [$]

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