These are plates 9 & 10 from William Blake’s little book FOR THE SEXES: The Gates of Paradise. I grabbed them off of the wonderful site The Blake Archive. One way to read them is as adjacent comic book panels: ‘this happens and then this happens. Another is to read them as slightly different views on the same thing, as in a stereoscope. Another possibility is that they are completely unrelated.
February 22, 2012