Beinecke Library, Yale University

An angel woos one of the daughters of men in an engraving made from a drawing by Richard Westall. Westall made four such illustrations for The Loves of the Angels, Thomas Moore’s popular poem, published in 1823. Very human and sentimentalized, Westall’s clothed figures are perhaps less faithful to the Book of Enoch than the sexual and superhuman interpretations of William Blake.