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Title

Satan on the burning lake

1824-1825


Artist

John Martin

England

1789 - 1854


About

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…


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


Artist information

John Martin

Works in the collection

48


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Michael Campbell, John Martin Visionary Printmaker, 1992, (illus.). CW 51