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Title

Eve's dream – Satan aroused

1824-1826


Artist

John Martin

England

1789 - 1854


About

Ithuriel and Zephon, the two angels on the left, discovered Satan disguised as a toad, whispering evil thoughts to Eve whilst she lay sleeping. At the touch of Ithuriel’s spear, Satan is transformed into his natural shape.


Details


Date

1824-1826


Media category

Print


Materials used

mezzotint with etching and drypoint


Edition

proof before lettering


Dimensions

14.4 x 20.4 cm image; 19.9 x 27.0 cm platemark; 25.6 x 36.1 cm sheet (irreg.)


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Parramore Purchase Fund 2009


Location

Not on display


Accession number

417.2009


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 60