Moses Haughton (Engraver), Henry Fuseli (After)

Adam resolved to share the fate of Eve

Adam resolved to share the fate of Eve by Moses Haughton, Henry Fuseli

Artwork Detail

This engraving is the only record of Henry Fuseli's lost original oil painting. The print is inscribed:

ADAM resolved to share the fate of EVE

(the Guardian Angels leaving the Garden) of death

Consort with thee, death is to me as life;

Our state cannot be sever'd, we are one,

One flesh; to loose thee were to loose myself…

As Peter Tomory notes, for Fuseli this represents the moment when Woman assumes the dominant and decision-making role, with all the dangers inherent in such a proposition! (Monsters and Maidens, 2004)

Adam resolved to share the fate of Eve
Moses Haughton, Henry Fuseli
Production date
circa 1803-1810
mezzotint and spirit-ground aquatint on wove paper
568 x 408 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Peter Tomory, 2002
Accession no
No known copyright restrictions
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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