Moses Haughton (Engraver)

Adam resolved to share the fate of Eve

Adam resolved to share the fate of Eve by Moses Haughton

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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
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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