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Title

Pandemonium

1831

Artist

John Martin

England

1789 – 1854

  • 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
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    John Martin

    Works in the collection

    48

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  • 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…

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

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