Daily Photo: The Fall of Lucifer Illustrations


These are drawings by 19th century French artist Paul Gustave Doré, made for Paradise Lost. The first depicts Lucifer trying to hold on to Heaven before he is sent down to hell for inciting a war in the between the angels invariably causing the fall of man. The second shows Lucifer being cast out of heaven as he falls from the rays of light to the darkness of hell below.

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Dave posted on December 13, 2013 at 4:25 pm

Isn’t the second illustration by William Blake while the first is by Dore?

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