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Title

Pandemonium

1831


Artist

John Martin

England

1789 - 1854


About

The print is a large scale reworking of Martin’s earlier engraving of the subject for the
‘Paradise Lost’ series. The scene of Satan surveying his Palace of Hell is based on
Milton’s description:
Anon out of the earth, a fabrick huge
Rose like an exhalation, with the sound
Of dulcet symphonies and voices sweet,
Built like a temple, where pilasters round
Were set, and Dorick pillars overlaid
With golden architrave…


Details


Date

1831


Media category

Print


Materials used

mezzotint


Dimensions

48.0 x 70.3 cm image


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Parramore Purchase Fund 2009


Location

Not on display


Accession number

419.2009


Artist information

John Martin

Works in the collection

48


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


John Martin Visionary Printmaker, 1992, (illus.). CW 86