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Title

Satan on the burning lake

1824-1825

Artist

John Martin

England

1789 - 1854

  • Details

    Date
    1824-1825
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    mezzotint with drypoint
    Edition
    proof before lettering
    Dimensions
    15.5 x 22.0 cm image; 19.6 x 26.8 cm platemark; 26.5 x 35.0 cm sheet (irreg.)
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Parramore Purchase Fund 2009
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    411.2009
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    John Martin

    Works in the collection

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    Milton tells us how Satan:

    …with his horrid crew
    Lay vanquished, rolling in the fiery gulf,
    Confounded, though immortal…

    …he views
    The dismal situation waste and wild:
    A dungeon horrible on all sides round,
    As one great furness flame; yet from those flames
    No light; but rather darkness visible
    Served only to discover sights of woe…

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

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