The conflict between Satan and Death
1789 - 1854
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’.
mezzotint with etching
proof before lettering
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.
Parramore Purchase Fund 2009
Not on display
Shown in 1 exhibition
Printmaking in the age of Romanticism, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 06 Aug 2009–25 Oct 2009
Referenced in 1 publication
John Martin Visionary Printmaker, 1992, (illus.). CW 55