Gustave Doré 1832 – 1883

Satan descends upon Earth

engraving — 1866

Gustave Doré biography

This work is linked to Isaiah 14:12

This is one of fifty illustrations Doré made for Paradise Lost, the epic poem by the 17th century English poet John Milton. It illustrated a verse from the fourth book, in which Satan wanders around in Eden and tries to tempt Eve.

“Me miserable! Which way shall I fly
Infinite wrath and infinite despair?
Which way I fly is hell; myself am hell;
And in the lowest deep a lower deep,
Still threat'ning to devour me, opens wide,
To which the hell I suffer seems a heaven.”

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