William Blake: 'The Meeting of a Family in Heaven', from Robert Blair's "The Grave", 1805, object 17. Pen, ink and water colors over traces of pencil on wove paper. Winterstein Collection, Munich, Germany
William Blake ‘The House of Death’, 1795–c. 1805 This print illustrates lines from Book XI of Milton's poem Paradise Lost. The Archangel Michael shows Adam the misery that will be inflicted on Man now he has eaten the Forbidden Fruit. In a vision of 'Death's 'grim Cave' Adam sees a 'monstrous crew' of men afflicted by 'Diseases dire'.
William Blake's Illustrations to Robert Blair's The Grave,The Sanity of William Blake,page 8.The poem is now best known for the illustrations created by William Blake following a commission from Robert Cromek.Blake's designs were engraved by Luigi Schiavonetti, and published in 1808.