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Title

The conflict between Satan and Death

1824


Artist

John Martin

England

1789 - 1854


About

The scene shows the moment when the female figure of Sin leaps up to prevent the conflict between Satan and Death. The characters are described by Milton in Book II of ‘Paradise Lost’.


Details


Date

1824


Media category

Print


Materials used

mezzotint with etching


Edition

proof before lettering


Dimensions

14.2 x 20.5 cm image; 19.4 x 26.7 cm platemark; 27.1 x 34.7 cm sheet (irreg.)


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Parramore Purchase Fund 2009


Location

Not on display


Accession number

415.2009


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 55