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The Daughters of Jerusalem Weeping.
The Daughters of Jerusalem Weeping. Psalm. CXXXVII. 1.2.
J. Martin PX. T. Williams SC.
[n.d., c.1834.]
Wood engraving. Printed area 80 x 110mm (3¼ x 4¼") large margins.
Israelite women at the waters of Babylon, after John Martin.
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Belshazzar's Feast.
Belshazzar's Feast.
John Bull [John Martin] 1821.
1821.
Etching. Rare. Sheet size: 145 x 200mm (5¾ x 8"). Central vertical crease where folded as published.
A pamphlet etching inscribed 'John Bull 1821' (changed to from John Martin) which gave information, with arrow lines to guide the eye in sequence, to 28 of the various features of the biblical scene. William Collins, in whose glass factory Martin had worked from 1809 - 1811, sold the pamphlet whilst the original painting was exhibited at his premises. Collins changed the signature from 'J. Martin' to 'John Bull', the personification of the 'true' Englishman, representing the artist's patriotism.
Ex collection of Christopher Lennox-Boyd. The Prints of John Martin: Clark.
[Ref: 39571]   £360.00  
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Belshazzars Feast.
Belshazzars Feast.
Painted by J. Martin. Engraved by G. Greatbach.
William Mackenzie, Glasgow, Edinburgh, London & New York. [n.d. c.1840.]
Engraving. 216 x 316mm (8½ x 12½"). Trimmed inside platemark.
Belshazzar's Feast, the biblical episode. The Babylonian king Belshazzar is said to have defiled the sacred vessels of enslaved Israelites by using them to serve wine at a banquet. The feast was then disturbed by the appearance of a divine hand which write a glowing inscription on a wall, which was interpreted by the prophet Daniel as portent of Belshazzar's doom. Belshazzar was killed that night and Darius the Mede succeeded to his kingdom.
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Caius Marius Mourning over the Ruins of Carthage.
Caius Marius Mourning over the Ruins of Carthage.
Drawn by John Martin. Engraved by W. Wallis.
London, Published from the Proprietor by Longman & Co. Paternoster Row. Printed by Perkins & Bacon. [n.d. c.1830.]
Engraving. 113 x 158mm (4½ x 6¼"). Cut inside platemark.
The Roman general Gaius Marius (157-86BC) was called 'the third founder of Rome' for defeating the invading Germanic tribes. However civil war with Sulla in 88BC caused him to flee to Africa, visiting Carthage, here symbolic of a great city now destroyed.
See V & A: E.719-1968.
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Gaius Marius mourning over the ruins of Carthage.
Gaius Marius mourning over the ruins of Carthage.
Drawn by John Martin. Engraved by W. Wallis.
London, Published by Longman & Co. Paternoster Row. [n.d. c.1840.]
Steel engraving. 145 x 215mm (5¾ x 8½"). Very large margins.
The Roman general Gaius Marius (157-86BC) was called 'the third founder of Rome' for defeating the invading Germanic tribes. However civil war with Sulla in 88BC caused him to flee to Africa, visiting Carthage, here symbolic of a great city now destroyed.
[Ref: 37808]   £60.00   (£72.00 incl.VAT)
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Christ's Entry into Jerusalem.
Christ's Entry into Jerusalem. Matt. XXI. 3.
J. Martin PX. W.J. Linton SC.
[n.d., c.1834.]
Wood engraving. Printed area 80 x 110mm (3¼ x 4¼") large margins.
Christ riding the donkey up to the city gates.
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Peter Denieth Christ.
Peter Denieth Christ. St Luke XX. 1. 55.
J. Martin PX. F.W. Branston SC.
[n.d., c.1834.]
Wood engraving. Printed area 80 x 110mm (3¼ x 4¼") large margins.
Peter denying Christ after his arrest.
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The Crucifixion.
The Crucifixion.
J. Martin K.L. A.Martin.
[n.d., c.1840.]
Fine & scarce mezzotint. Sheet size: 240 x 165mm (9½ x 6½").
A distant view of the Crucifixion, with a lightning bolt hitting the Temple in Jerusalem behind.
[Ref: 39310]   £260.00  

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Queen Esther.
Queen Esther.
John Martin del.t. E. Finden sculp.t.
Pub. by R. Ackermann, London. [1831.]
Engraving with very large margins, proof on chine collé. 130 x 180mm (5 x 7"). Uncut.
Frontispiece to 'Forget Me Not', an annual edited by Frederic Shoberl. Reviewing the publication the 'Gentleman's Magazine' of 1831 wrote 'The frontispiece, the subject of which is 'Queen Esther', displays the genius of John Martin in the boldness of the design, and the talents of Finden in the sweetness of graphic execution'.
[Ref: 35669]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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Glen Lynden.
Glen Lynden.
[Painted & Engraved by John Martin.]
[London: Smith, Elder and Co., c1829.]
Mezzotint and etching. Sheet 75 x 125mm (3 x 5"). Trimmed close to image and around title, losing attribution.
An idyllic landscape, with a couple reclining in the foreground, high cliffs behind. An illustration to 'Friendship's Offering. A Literary Album, and Christmas and New Year's Present'.
Campbell & Wees: 81.
[Ref: 41308]   £85.00   (£102.00 incl.VAT)
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[David Spareth Saul at Hachilah].
[David Spareth Saul at Hachilah].
Designed and Engraved by John Martin, K.L.B.
London, Published May 1st. 1835, by John Martin, 30 Allsop Terrace, New Road:_ Messrs. Ackermann & Co.. A Paris, chez Victor Morlot, Passage Vivienne, No.26. Part VIII. ['Depose' inscribed lower right].
Mezzotint with etching, proof before title. Image 189 x 284mm. Trimmed to plate.
This print was released in Part VIII of 'Illustrations of the Bible' and illustrates the key passage in the story of the struggle between King Saul and his son-in-law David, when Saul's pursuing army pitches camp in the wilderness of Ziph on the hill of Hachilah.
Campbell: CW 107.
[Ref: 4117]   £690.00  

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Joshua Commanding The Sun To Stand Still.  'He said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the Valley of Ajalon.'  Joshua Chap 10. Verse 12.
Joshua Commanding The Sun To Stand Still. 'He said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the Valley of Ajalon.' Joshua Chap 10. Verse 12.
Drawn on Stone by R.J. Lane from the original Drawing by J. Martin in the Possession of Edwd. Hodges Esqre.
Published by J. Dickinson, 114, New Bond Street, Jany. 27th 1827. Printed by C. Hullmandel.
Lithograph on india-laid paper. Sheet 230 x 275mm. Margins trimmed.
Balston: Pg. 283.
[Ref: 4120]   £260.00  
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[Flight into Egypt.]
[Flight into Egypt.]
J. Martin, K.L. A. Martin [c.1835]
Mezzotint, sheet 155 x 135mm (6 x 5¼").
A scene showing the Holy Family on their flight into Egypt engraved by Alfred Martin (1841-1872) after his father John Martin (1789-1854) from 'The Wars of Jehovah, in Heaven, Earth and Hell: in nine Books' by Thomas Hawkins.
Ex: Collection of the Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 44131]   £220.00  

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The Destroying Angel.
The Destroying Angel. To the Rev'd Dr. Croly. &c.&c.&c. This plate is inscribed as a testimony to the esteem in which his genius and character are held. By his sincere friend, John Martin.
John Martin Del.t. Alfred Martin Sculp.t.
London published by J. Martin. 30 Allsop Terrace, New Road and Ackermann & Co. Strand.
Mezzotint with very large margins. Platemark: 490 x 380mm. (19¼ x15"). Light staining and foxing. Crease to top left corner of sheet. Title slightly faded.
A dramatic scene depicting the story of Passover. The Destroying Angel hovers over the Imperial Palace in Egypt, hurling lightning upon the city. Thousands of the bereaved inhabitants are seen crowding through the gates and spread over the plains. In the foreground, physicians work on preserving a corpse, whilst in the distance, the Pyramids stand before the luminous horizon, looking on at the scene of devestation before them. John Martin (1789 - 1854) executed 48 drawings for illustrations of the Bible, all of which were based on Old Testament subjects.
See Campbell, 'John Martin: Visionary Printmaker' p.157 for discussion of this print and John Martin's mezzotint of the subject, published shortly after.
[Ref: 30282]   £320.00  
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[Horse Chestnut]
[Horse Chestnut]
J Martin
[London, Published May 15th 1817 at R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts, 101 Strand.]
Etching, sheet 330 x 270mm (13 x 10½"). Trimmed losing text. Crease; slight foxing.
Horse chestnut with two groups of figures, and deer, beneath. One of seven etchings contained in John Martin's (1789-1854) first commercial publication, 'Characters of Trees' (1817). The work contained no text, being simply a series of unnumbered prints advertised as a drawing book. According to Campbell, ''Horse Chestnut' is, without doubt, the most elaborate of the etchings produced for 'Characters of Trees''. Martin (1789 - 1854) is best known for his paintings and mezzotints of biblical subjects, in which capacity his hold on the popular imagination was unparalleled in its day. In the 20th century the influence of these works has continued to be felt- Martin's mezzotint of Belshazzar's Feast was the basis of the enormous Babylon set constructed for D.W. Griffith's film 'Intolerance' (1916).
C.W.5.
[Ref: 39537]   £360.00  
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[Lime]
[Lime]
J Martin
[London, Published May 15th 1817 at R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts, 101 Strand.]
Etching, sheet 380 x 235mm (15 x 9¼"). Trimmed losing text. Crease; slight foxing.
Pine with ruined castle and distant mountains beyond, with a contrast between the strong foreground and faint, distant background produced by a 'stopping out' technique during the biting of the copper plate. One of seven etchings contained in John Martin's (1789-1854) first commercial publication, 'Characters of Trees' (1817). The work contained no text, being simply a series of unnumbered prints advertised as a drawing book. A preparatory drawing is in the Courtauld Institute collection. Martin (1789 - 1854) is best known for his paintings and mezzotints of biblical subjects, in which capacity his hold on the popular imagination was unparalleled in its day. In the 20th century the influence of these works has continued to be felt- Martin's mezzotint of Belshazzar's Feast was the basis of the enormous Babylon set constructed for D.W. Griffith's film 'Intolerance' (1916).
C.W.8.
[Ref: 39538]   £360.00  
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[Oak]
[Oak]
J Martin 1817
[London, Published May 15th 1817 at R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts, 101 Strand.]
Etching, sheet 310 x 270mm (12¼ x 10½"). Trimmed losing text. Crease; slight foxing.
Imposing oak tree with figures below, including an archer taking aim at a group of three deer. One of seven etchings contained in John Martin's (1789-1854) first commercial publication, 'Characters of Trees' (1817). The work contained no text, being simply a series of unnumbered prints advertised as a drawing book. Martin (1789 - 1854) is best known for his paintings and mezzotints of biblical subjects, in which capacity his hold on the popular imagination was unparalleled in its day. In the 20th century the influence of these works has continued to be felt- Martin's mezzotint of Belshazzar's Feast was the basis of the enormous Babylon set constructed for D.W. Griffith's film 'Intolerance' (1916).
C.W.7.
[Ref: 39536]   £360.00  
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to Night and Death
to Night and Death / Made he flaming with rage, folling his eyes / So fast that whirlwinds rose about him.
J. Martin K.I. A. Martin.
[London: Francis Baisler, 1844.]
Mezzotint, fine image. Sheet 150 x 205mm (6 x 8"). Trimmed inside plate.
Two angelic figures by an underground sea representing Hell. Engraved by Alfred Martin (1841-1872) after John Martin (1789-1854) as the frontispiece to 'The Wars of Jehovah, in Heaven, Earth and Hell: in nine Books' by Thomas Harkins.
[Ref: 40347]   £230.00  
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The Paphian Bower.
The Paphian Bower. To the Right Honble. John Fleming Baron de Tabley...
Painted by J. Martin. Engraved by G. H. Phillips.
London, Republished Feb.y 15, 1853, by Thomas Boys, (of the late firm of Moon, Boys & Graves) Printseller to the Royal Family, 467, Oxford Street. Paris, E. Gambart & Co. 15, Rue Charlot,_Depose. Originally Published Decr. 1, 1826.
Impressive mezzotint on india paper, final state from the re-worked plate, 485 x 650mm. 19 x 25½". Some slight age-toning to surface; else a fine impression, with margins. Broken bottom platemark on left.
Scene from classical mythology: a leafy, wooded landscape with lake and a river, three goddesses with flower garlands kneeling and standing by Cupid (right foreground); a Classical temple partly obscured in the distance and a lake and mountains in distance beyond. A reissue of the plate first published in 1826 by F. G. Moon and by Martin. After the oil painting by John Martin (1789 - 1854), exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1823.
See V&A E.531-1966. See Michael J. Campbell, 'John Martin: Visionary Printmaker', cat. 188 (for 1826 publication)
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Book 1, Line 44. Proof.
Book 1, Line 44. Proof. [The fall of the Rebel Angels]
Designed & Engraved by J. Martin Esq.r.
London Published by Septimus Prowett, 23 Old Bond Street. 1825.
Mezzotint. Proof impression. Fine impression. Platemark: 255 x 350mm (10 x 13¾"); sheet size: 318 x 426mm (12½ x 16 ¾").. Large margins.
The fall of the Rebel Angels; a fantastic image of hell showing inside of a chasm, into which flee rebel angels. A figure in the centre is seen flying with a staff in one hand, holding his shield above his head with his left arm. Fully lettered proof impression. From a series of prints illustrating John Milton's (16081674) 'Paradise Lost', first published in 1667, consisting of ten books with over ten thousand lines of verse. The poem concerns the Biblical story of the Fall of Man, the temptation of Adam and Eve by the fallen angel Satan and their expulsion from the Garden of Eden. Begun by early 1824, this series of engravings was the result of a comission from a little known American publisher Septimus Prowett, who approached Martin to produce mezzotint illustrations to accompany an issue of Milton's text. Prowett's publication was released in four different proof forms; this print is from the 'Imperial Folio Edition' but not bound up at publication time.
Balston 94. (a) 4. CW: 26
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Book 1, Line 192. Proof.
Book 1, Line 192. Proof. [Satan on the Burning Lake.]
Designed & Engraved by J. Martin Esq.r. Printed by Chatfield & co.
Published by Septimus Prowett, 62 Paternoster Row. 1825.
Mezzotint. Proof impression. Fine impression. Platemark: 255 x 350mm (10 x 13¾"); sheet size: 318 x 426mm (12½ x 16 ¾"). Large margins.
Satan on the Burning Lake; a fantastic image depicting Satan, with a helmet and spear, supporting himself on his shield, rolling on the fiery waves of a burning lake flowing among the rocks in a dark cavern, looking towards Beelzebub who flounders beside him. Fully lettered proof impression. From a series of prints illustrating John Milton's (16081674) 'Paradise Lost', first published in 1667, consisting of ten books with over ten thousand lines of verse. The poem concerns the Biblical story of the Fall of Man, the temptation of Adam and Eve by the fallen angel Satan and their expulsion from the Garden of Eden. Begun by early 1824, this series of engravings was the result of a comission from a little known American publisher Septimus Prowett, who approached Martin to produce mezzotint illustrations to accompany an issue of Milton's text. Prowett's publication was released in four different proof forms; this print is from the 'Imperial Folio Edition' but not bound up at publication time.
Balston 94. (a) 4. CW: 27
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Book 1, Line 314. Proof.
Book 1, Line 314. Proof. [Satan arousing the fallen Angels.]
Designed & Engraved by J. Martin Esq.r. Printed by Chatfield & Coleman.
London Published by Septimus Prowett, 23 Old Bond Street. [1825.]
Mezzotint. Proof impression. Fine impression. Platemark: 255 x 350mm (10 x 13¾") sheet size: 318 x 426mm (12½ x 16 ¾"). Large margins.
Satan arousing the fallen Angels; Satan on the right, is seen holding his spear with his arms raised, standing on a cliff overhanging the burning lake in a cavern of hell, rousing the fallen angels below, one of Martin's finest mezzotints. Fully lettered proof impression. From a series of prints illustrating John Milton's (16081674) 'Paradise Lost', first published in 1667, consisting of ten books with over ten thousand lines of verse. The poem concerns the Biblical story of the Fall of Man, the temptation of Adam and Eve by the fallen angel Satan and their expulsion from the Garden of Eden. Begun by early 1824, this series of engravings was the result of a comission from a little known American publisher Septimus Prowett, who approached Martin to produce mezzotint illustrations to accompany an issue of Milton's text. Prowett's publication was released in four different proof forms; this print is from the 'Imperial Folio Edition' but not bound up at publication time.
Balston 94. (a) 4. CW: 28
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Book 1, Line 710. Proof.
Book 1, Line 710. Proof. [Pandemonium.]
Designed & Engraved by J. Martin Esq.r. J. Martin. 1824 [inscribed in plate].
London Published by Septimus Prowett, 23 Old Bond Street. 1825.
Mezzotint. Proof impression. Fine impression. Platemark: 255 x 350mm (10 x 13¾") sheet size: 318 x 426mm (12½ x 16 ¾"). Large margins. Light foxing.
Pandemonium; Satan standing on a cliff in the foreground, holding his spear, addressing hordes of rebel angels assembled on the rocks below him, gesturing with his right hand towards the city of pandemonium, with a dome looming in the darkness behind thick, fortified walls. One of Martin's finest images. An opposing illustration to Heaven, The Rivers of Bliss (CW: 47); Ref: 36900. Fully lettered proof impression. From a series of prints illustrating John Milton's (16081674) 'Paradise Lost', first published in 1667, consisting of ten books with over ten thousand lines of verse. The poem concerns the Biblical story of the Fall of Man, the temptation of Adam and Eve by the fallen angel Satan and their expulsion from the Garden of Eden. Begun by early 1824, this series of engravings was the result of a comission from a little known American publisher Septimus Prowett, who approached Martin to produce mezzotint illustrations to accompany an issue of Milton's text. Prowett's publication was released in four different proof forms; this print is from the 'Imperial Folio Edition' but not bound up at publication time.
Balston 94. (a) 4. CW: 29
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Book 2, Line 1. [Satan presiding at the Infernal Council] Proof.
Book 2, Line 1. [Satan presiding at the Infernal Council] Proof.
Designed & Engraved by J. Martin Esq.r. J. Martin. 1824 [inscribed in plate].
London Published by Septimus Prowett, 23 Old Bond Street. 1825.
Mezzotint. Proof impression. Fine impression. Platemark: 255 x 350mm (10 x 13¾"); sheet size: 318 x 426mm (12½ x 16 ¾"). Large margins.
Satan presiding at the Infernal Council; Satan, with his right arm raised, sitting on a throne set on a sphere, raised in the centre of a building crowded with rebel angels on tiered seats, lit by rings of light. One of Martin's finest mezzotints. Fully lettered proof impression. From a series of prints illustrating John Milton's (16081674) 'Paradise Lost', first published in 1667, consisting of ten books with over ten thousand lines of verse. The poem concerns the Biblical story of the Fall of Man, the temptation of Adam and Eve by the fallen angel Satan and their expulsion from the Garden of Eden. Begun by early 1824, this series of engravings was the result of a comission from a little known American publisher Septimus Prowett, who approached Martin to produce mezzotint illustrations to accompany an issue of Milton's text. Prowett's publication was released in four different proof forms; this print is from the 'Imperial Folio Edition' but not bound up at publication time.
Balston 94. (a) 4. CW: 30
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Book 2. Line 727.
Book 2. Line 727. [The Conflict between Satan and Death.]
Designed & Engraved by J. Martin Esq.r Printed by Chatfield & Coleman.
London, Published by Septimus Prowett. 23, Old Bond Street, 1825.
Mezzotint with etching. 255 x 350mm. 10 x 13¾". Trimmed on platemark.
Satan at the gates of Hell, standing on the left with his spear poised to strike Death, a dark monstrous figure, of whom only the crown, eyes, claw and spear are visible, while Sin, a woman whose snaky tail is hidden in her garment and the darkness, rushes between them with her arms outstretched, to stop Satan attacking his son. Illustration to John Milton's 'Paradise Lost'
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Book 2. line 727.
Book 2. line 727. [The Conflict between Satan and Death.]
Designed & Engraved by J. Martin Esqr. [Signed 'J. Martin 1822' in plate.]
London, Published by Septimus Prowett 23, Old Bond Street, 1825.
Mezzotint with etching on india paper. Image 145 x 205mm. 5¾ x 8". Some spotting, trimmed within plate. Tatty lower edge.
Satan at the gates of Hell, standing on the left with his spear poised to strike Death, a dark monstrous figure, of whom only the crown, eyes, claw and spear are visible; meanwhile Sin, a woman whose snaky tail is hidden in her garment and the darkness, rushes between them with her arms outstretched, to stop Satan attacking his son. Plate to John Milton's 'Paradise Lost'. John Martin (1789 - 1854), history, landscape and biblical painter; his vast and sublime paintings of biblical, religious and literary themes were widely circulated as prints.
Balston p.286. Campbell+Wees 55.
[Ref: 22551]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Book 2. line 727.
Book 2. line 727. [The Conflict between Satan and Death.]
Designed & Engraved by J. Martin Esqr. [Signed 'J. Martin 1822' in plate.]
London, Published by Septimus Prowett 23, Old Bond Street, 1825.
Mezzotint with etching on india paper, 195 x 270mm. 7¾ x 10¾". Some light spotting, mostly to full margins.
Satan at the gates of Hell, standing on the left with his spear poised to strike Death, a dark monstrous figure, of whom only the crown, eyes, claw and spear are visible; meanwhile Sin, a woman whose snaky tail is hidden in her garment and the darkness, rushes between them with her arms outstretched, to stop Satan attacking his son. Plate to John Milton's 'Paradise Lost'. John Martin (1789 - 1854), history, landscape and biblical painter; his vast and sublime paintings of biblical, religious and literary themes were widely circulated as prints.
Balston p.286. Campbell+Wees 55.
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Book 2, Line 727.  Proof.
Book 2, Line 727. Proof. [The conflict between Satan and Death.]
Designed & Engraved by J. Martin Esq.r. Printed by Chatfield & Coleman.
London Published by Septimus Prowett, 23 Old Bond Street. 1825.
Mezzotint. Proof impression. Fine impression. Platemark: 255 x 350mm (10 x 13¾") sheet size: 318 x 426mm (12½ x 16 ¾"). Large margins.
The conflict between Satan and Death; Satan at the gates of Hell, standing on the left with his spear poised to strike Death, a dark monstrous figure, of whom only the crown, eyes, claw and spear are visible, while Sin, rushes between them with her arms outstretched, to stop Satan attacking his son. Fully lettered proof impression. From a series of prints illustrating John Milton's (16081674) 'Paradise Lost', first published in 1667, consisting of ten books with over ten thousand lines of verse. The poem concerns the Biblical story of the Fall of Man, the temptation of Adam and Eve by the fallen angel Satan and their expulsion from the Garden of Eden. Begun by early 1824, this series of engravings was the result of a comission from a little known American publisher Septimus Prowett, who approached Martin to produce mezzotint illustrations to accompany an issue of Milton's text. Prowett's publication was released in four different proof forms; this print is from the 'Imperial Folio Edition' but not bound up at publication time.
Balston 94. (a) 4. CW: 31
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Book 3, Line 365.  Proof.
Book 3, Line 365. Proof. [The Courts of God]
Designed & Engraved by J. Martin Esq.r. Printed by Chatfield & Co.
London Published by Septimus Prowett, 23 Old Bond Street. 1825.
Mezzotint. Proof impression. Fine impression. Platemark: 255 x 350mm (10 x 13¾") sheet size: 318 x 426mm (12½ x 16 ¾"). Large margins. Small rust spot in lower right corner.
The Courts of God; A city, seen above an open court surrounded by colonnades, full of angels, with several in the foreground. Two are facing each other, playing harps. Fully lettered proof impression. From a series of prints illustrating John Milton's (16081674) 'Paradise Lost', first published in 1667, consisting of ten books with over ten thousand lines of verse. The poem concerns the Biblical story of the Fall of Man, the temptation of Adam and Eve by the fallen angel Satan and their expulsion from the Garden of Eden. Begun by early 1824, this series of engravings was the result of a comission from a little known American publisher Septimus Prowett, who approached Martin to produce mezzotint illustrations to accompany an issue of Milton's text. Prowett's publication was released in four different proof forms; this print is from the 'Imperial Folio Edition' but not bound up at publication time.
Balston 94. (a) 4. CW: 32
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Book 3, Line 501. Proof.
Book 3, Line 501. Proof. [Satan viewing the ascent into Heaven]
Designed & Engraved by J. Martin Esq.r. Printed by Chatfield & Co.
London Published by Septimus Prowett, 23 Old Bond Street. 1825.
Mezzotint. Proof impression. Fine impression. Platemark: 255 x 350mm (10 x 13¾"); sheet size: 318 x 426mm (12½ x 16 ¾"). Large margins.
Satan viewing the ascent into Heaven; Satan, seen crouching on dark rocks on the left, holding his spear in his left hand, looking back over his shoulder towards a broad staircase rising towards the shining gates of Heaven, where angels ascend. One of Martin's finest mezzotints. Fully lettered proof impression. From a series of prints illustrating John Milton's (16081674) 'Paradise Lost', first published in 1667, consisting of ten books with over ten thousand lines of verse. The poem concerns the Biblical story of the Fall of Man, the temptation of Adam and Eve by the fallen angel Satan and their expulsion from the Garden of Eden. Begun by early 1824, this series of engravings was the result of a comission from a little known American publisher Septimus Prowett, who approached Martin to produce mezzotint illustrations to accompany an issue of Milton's text. Prowett's publication was released in four different proof forms; this print is from the 'Imperial Folio Edition' but not bound up at publication time.
Balston 94. (a) 4. CW: 33
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Book 4, Line 453. Proof.
Book 4, Line 453. Proof. [Eve at the Fountain]
Designed & Engraved by J. Martin Esq.r. Printed by J. Lahee.
London Published by Septimus Prowett, 23 Old Bond Street. 1826.
Mezzotint. Proof impression. Fine impression. Platemark: 255 x 350mm (10 x 13¾") sheet size: 318 x 426mm (12½ x 16 ¾"). Large margins.
Eve at the Fountain; Eve standing at the edge of a pool, dipping one toe in the water, raising her hand to her head, surprised as she discovers her reflection. In a landscape with banks of wild, overhanging trees. Fully lettered proof impression. From a series of prints illustrating John Milton's (16081674) 'Paradise Lost', first published in 1667, consisting of ten books with over ten thousand lines of verse. The poem concerns the Biblical story of the Fall of Man, the temptation of Adam and Eve by the fallen angel Satan and their expulsion from the Garden of Eden. Begun by early 1824, this series of engravings was the result of a comission from a little known American publisher Septimus Prowett, who approached Martin to produce mezzotint illustrations to accompany an issue of Milton's text. Prowett's publication was released in four different proof forms; this print is from the 'Imperial Folio Edition' but not bound up at publication time.
Balston 94. (a) 4. CW: 34.
[Ref: 36913]   £850.00  
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Book 4 line 502.
Book 4 line 502. [Satan contemplating Adam and Eve in Paradise.]
Designed & Engraved by J. Martin Esqr.
[London: S. Prowett, c.1825.]
Mezzotint with etching on india paper. Image 145 x 205mm. 5¾ x 8". Trimmed within plate.
Adam and Eve sitting together on the left, watched by Satan who hides behind a tall, gnarled tree in the right foreground, in a landscape with banks of trees on either side and a gentle valley between. Plate to John Milton's 'Paradise Lost'. John Martin (1789 - 1854), history, landscape and biblical painter; his vast and sublime paintings of biblical, religious and literary themes were widely circulated as prints.
Balston p.286. Campbell+Wees 59.
[Ref: 22550]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Book 4. Line 502.
Book 4. Line 502. [Satan contemplating Adam and Eve in Paradise.]
Designed & Engraved by J. Martin Esq.r Printed by J. Lahee. Proof.
London, Published by Septimus Prowett. 23, Old Bond Street, 1826.
Mezzotint with etching. 190 x 260mm. 7½ x 10¼". Repaired tears.
Adam and Eve sitting together on the left, watched by Satan who hides behind a tall gnarled tree in the right foreground; a landscape with banks of trees on either side of a gentle valley. Illustration to John Milton's 'Paradise Lost'
Campbell & Wees: 59.
[Ref: 24045]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Book 4, Line 502. Proof.
Book 4, Line 502. Proof. [Satan contemplating Adam and Eve in Paradise]
Designed & Engraved by J. Martin Esq.r. Printed by Chatfield & Co.
London Published by Septimus Prowett, 23 Old Bond Street. 1825.
Mezzotint. Proof impression. Fine impression. Platemark: 255 x 350mm (10 x 13¾"); sheet size: 318 x 426mm (12½ x 16 ¾"). Large margins. Foxing.
Satan contemplating Adam and Eve in Paradise; Adam and Eve sitting together on the left, watched by Satan who hides behind a tall tree in the right foreground, in a landscape with banks of trees on either side and a valley in the centre. Fully lettered proof impression. From a series of prints illustrating John Milton's (16081674) 'Paradise Lost', first published in 1667, consisting of ten books with over ten thousand lines of verse. The poem concerns the Biblical story of the Fall of Man, the temptation of Adam and Eve by the fallen angel Satan and their expulsion from the Garden of Eden. Begun by early 1824, this series of engravings was the result of a comission from a little known American publisher Septimus Prowett, who approached Martin to produce mezzotint illustrations to accompany an issue of Milton's text. Prowett's publication was released in four different proof forms; this print is from the 'Imperial Folio Edition' but not bound up at publication time.
Balston 94. (a) 4. CW: 35
[Ref: 36914]   £750.00  
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Book 4 line, 813.
Book 4 line, 813. [Eve's Dream - Satan Aroused.]
Designed & Engraved by J. Martin Esq.r Printed by Chatfield & Co.
London, Published by Septimus Prowett. 23, Old Bond Street, 1825.
Mezzotint with etching. 258 x 350mm. 10¼ x 13¾". Trimmed on the plate mark
Satan springing up with his shield raised behind his head, grasping his spear, starting back to right, driven from his disguise as a toad at the touch of a spear by Ithuriel who stands on the left with Zephon, whilst Adam and Eve sleep in the background. Illustration to John Milton's 'Paradise Lost'.
[Ref: 19311]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Book 4, Line 813 Proof.
Book 4, Line 813 Proof. [Eve's Dream. Satan aroused]
Designed & Engraved by J. Martin Esq.r. Printed by Chatfield & Co.
London Published by Septimus Prowett, 23 Old Bond Street. 1825.
Mezzotint. Proof impression. Fine impression. Platemark: 255 x 350mm (10 x 13¾") sheet size: 318 x 426mm (12½ x 16 ¾"). Large margins. Foxing.
Eve's Dream. Satan aroused; Satan, with his shield raised behind his head, grasping his spear, opposite Ithuriel, who stands on the left with Zephon, while Adam and Eve sleep in the background. Fully lettered proof impression. From a series of prints illustrating John Milton's (16081674) 'Paradise Lost', first published in 1667, consisting of ten books with over ten thousand lines of verse. The poem concerns the Biblical story of the Fall of Man, the temptation of Adam and Eve by the fallen angel Satan and their expulsion from the Garden of Eden. Begun by early 1824, this series of engravings was the result of a comission from a little known American publisher Septimus Prowett, who approached Martin to produce mezzotint illustrations to accompany an issue of Milton's text. Prowett's publication was released in four different proof forms; this print is from the 'Imperial Folio Edition' but not bound up at publication time.
Balston 94. (a) 4. CW: 36.
[Ref: 36915]   £1,250.00  
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Book 4. line 866 [The Angels guarding Paradise at night].
Book 4. line 866 [The Angels guarding Paradise at night].
Designed & Engraved by John Martin Esqr.
London Published by Septimus Prowett, 23, Old Bond Street, 1825. Printed by Chatfield & Co.
Mezzotint with etching, lettered proof. Image 140 x 203mm. Trimmed inside plate.
Published by Septimus Prowett for John Milton's 'Paradise Lost', Book IV. 'Proof' inscribed lower right.
Campbell: CW 37.
[Ref: 4108]   £650.00  
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Book 4, Line 866. Proof.
Book 4, Line 866. Proof. [The Angels guarding Paradise at night.]
Designed & Engraved by J. Martin Esq.r. Printed by J. Lahee.
London Published by Septimus Prowett, 23 Old Bond Street. 1826.
Mezzotint. Proof impression. Fine impression. Platemark: 255 x 350mm (10 x 13¾"); sheet size: 318 x 426mm (12½ x 16 ¾"). Large margins. Light foxing in margins.
The Angels guarding Paradise at night; an angel with a helmet and spear standing on a clifftop, shining with light in the darkness, with several smaller spirits around it, keeping watch, with Paradise below, the moon and stars above and a small patch of light among the trees where other angels keep watch on land, to the lower left. Fully lettered proof impression. From a series of prints illustrating John Milton's (16081674) 'Paradise Lost', first published in 1667, consisting of ten books with over ten thousand lines of verse. The poem concerns the Biblical story of the Fall of Man, the temptation of Adam and Eve by the fallen angel Satan and their expulsion from the Garden of Eden. Begun by early 1824, this series of engravings was the result of a comission from a little known American publisher Septimus Prowett, who approached Martin to produce mezzotint illustrations to accompany an issue of Milton's text. Prowett's publication was released in four different proof forms; this print is from the 'Imperial Folio Edition' but not bound up at publication time.
Balston 94. (a) 4. CW: 37.
[Ref: 36916]   £750.00  
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Book 5. line 136.
Book 5. line 136. [Paradise - Adam and Eve - The Morning Hymn.]
Designed & Engraved by J. Martin Esqr.
Published by Septimus Prowett 23, Old Bond Street [n.d., c.1825]. Printed by J. Lahee.
Mezzotint with etching on india paper, 200 x 270mm. 8 x 10¾". Some light foxing, mostly to full margins.
Paradise, a wooded landscape with a lake in the centre, swans on the water, preparing to fly, and Adam and Eve to left. The two naked figures bow in prayer on a low hill with tall trees and weeping willows at the edge of the lake, as the sunlight breaks across the horizon. Plate to John Milton's 'Paradise Lost'. John Martin (1789 - 1854), history, landscape and biblical painter; his vast and sublime paintings of biblical, religious and literary themes were widely circulated as prints.
Balston p.286. Campbell+Wees 62.
[Ref: 22552]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Book 5, Line 136. Proof.
Book 5, Line 136. Proof. [Paradise - Adam and Eve - The Morning Hymn]
Designed & Engraved by J. Martin Esq.r. Printed by J. Lahee.
Published 1825 by Septimus Prowett, 23 Old Bond Street.
Mezzotint. Proof impression. Fine impression; T. Dupuy watermark. Platemark: 255 x 350mm (10 x 13¾"); sheet size: 318 x 426mm (12½ x 16 ¾"). Large margins. Light foxing.
Paradise - Adam and Eve - The Morning Hymn; a view of Paradise, with a lake in the centre, trees on the opposite bank, surrounded by woods behind. Swans are seen on the water, preparing to fly, with Adam and Eve to the left, bowing in prayer, as sunlight breaks across the horizon. Fully lettered proof impression. From a series of prints illustrating John Milton's (16081674) 'Paradise Lost', first published in 1667, consisting of ten books with over ten thousand lines of verse. The poem concerns the Biblical story of the Fall of Man, the temptation of Adam and Eve by the fallen angel Satan and their expulsion from the Garden of Eden. Begun by early 1824, this series of engravings was the result of a comission from a little known American publisher Septimus Prowett, who approached Martin to produce mezzotint illustrations to accompany an issue of Milton's text. Prowett's publication was released in four different proof forms; this print is from the 'Imperial Folio Edition' but not bound up at publication time.
Balston 94. (a) 4. CW: 38
[Ref: 36917]   £900.00  
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Book 5, Line 308. Proof.
Book 5, Line 308. Proof. [Paradise - with the Approach of the Archangel Raphael]
Designed & Engraved by J. Martin Esq.r. Printed by J. Lahee.
Published 1825 by Septimus Prowett, 23 Old Bond Street.
Mezzotint. Proof impression. Fine impression. Platemark: 255 x 350mm (10 x 13¾") sheet size: 318 x 426mm (12½ x 16 ¾"). Large margins. Light foxing in margins.
Paradise - with the Approach of the Archangel Raphael; a scene in the Garden of Eden, with Adam and Eve pointing towards the Archangel visible amongst the trees in the distance. Fully lettered proof impression. From a series of prints illustrating John Milton's (16081674) 'Paradise Lost', first published in 1667, consisting of ten books with over ten thousand lines of verse. The poem concerns the Biblical story of the Fall of Man, the temptation of Adam and Eve by the fallen angel Satan and their expulsion from the Garden of Eden. Begun by early 1824, this series of engravings was the result of a comission from a little known American publisher Septimus Prowett, who approached Martin to produce mezzotint illustrations to accompany an issue of Milton's text. Prowett's publication was released in four different proof forms; this print is from the 'Imperial Folio Edition' but not bound up at publication time.
Balston 94. (a) 4. CW: 39.
[Ref: 36918]   £750.00  
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Book 5, Line 519.  Proof.
Book 5, Line 519. Proof. [Raphael conversing with Adam and Eve]
Designed & Engraved by J. Martin Esq.r.
London Published by Septimus Prowett, 23 Old Bond Street. 1826.
Mezzotint. Proof impression, extremely rare. Fine impression. Platemark: 255 x 350mm (10 x 13¾"); sheet size: 318 x 426mm (12½ x 16 ¾"). Large margins. Very slight wrinkling in centre.
Raphael conversing with Adam and Eve; the Archangel Raphael sitting with Adam and Eve, gesturing as he talks to them, at the mouth of a mossy cave in lower left, with tall trees on the higher ground above. It appears that no 'formal' lettered proofs were issued of this mezzotint and only a very few impressions with the scratched 'proof', such as this example, seem to have been pulled. Fully lettered proof impression. From a series of prints illustrating John Milton's (16081674) 'Paradise Lost', first published in 1667, consisting of ten books with over ten thousand lines of verse. The poem concerns the Biblical story of the Fall of Man, the temptation of Adam and Eve by the fallen angel Satan and their expulsion from the Garden of Eden. Begun by early 1824, this series of engravings was the result of a comission from a little known American publisher Septimus Prowett, who approached Martin to produce mezzotint illustrations to accompany an issue of Milton's text. Prowett's publication was released in four different proof forms; this print is from the 'Imperial Folio Edition' but not bound up at publication time.
Balston 94. (a) 4. CW: 40
[Ref: 36921]   £1,500.00  
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Book 7, Line 339.  Proof.
Book 7, Line 339. Proof. [Creation of Light]
Designed & Engraved by J. Martin Esq.r. Printed by Charfield & Coleman.
London Published by Septimus Prowett, 23 Old Bond Street. 1825.
Mezzotint. Proof impression. Fine impression. Platemark: 255 x 350mm (10 x 13¾"); sheet size: 318 x 426mm (12½ x 16 ¾"). Large margins. Foxing.
Creation of Light; a dramatic image of God dividing night and day, his image seen in the sky above the sea. Martin exhibited a large oil painting of this subject entitled 'The Creation' at the Society of Britsh Artists in 1825. Fully lettered proof impression. From a series of prints illustrating John Milton's (16081674) 'Paradise Lost', first published in 1667, consisting of ten books with over ten thousand lines of verse. The poem concerns the Biblical story of the Fall of Man, the temptation of Adam and Eve by the fallen angel Satan and their expulsion from the Garden of Eden. Begun by early 1824, this series of engravings was the result of a comission from a little known American publisher Septimus Prowett, who approached Martin to produce mezzotint illustrations to accompany an issue of Milton's text. Prowett's publication was released in four different proof forms; this print is from the 'Imperial Folio Edition' but not bound up at publication time.
Balston 94. (a) 4. CW: 41.
[Ref: 36919]   £1,500.00  
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Book 9 line 780.
Book 9 line 780. [Satan tempting Eve.]
Designed & Engraved by J. Martin Esqr.
London Published by Septimus Prowett, 23, Old Bond Street, 1826. Printed by Chatfield & Co.
Mezzotint with etching on india paper, 195 x 270mm. 7¾ x 10¾". Some light spotting, mostly to full margins. One pin hole to right margin. Uncut.
Eve standing under a great gnarled tree at the edge of a pool, reaching up with one hand to hold a bough, around which Satan, disguised as a serpent, is entwined; she holds an apple in her other hand, listening to the snake. Plate to John Milton's 'Paradise Lost'. John Martin (1789 - 1854), history, landscape and biblical painter; his vast and sublime paintings of biblical, religious and literary themes were widely circulated as prints.
Balston p.286. Campbell+Wees 66.
[Ref: 22554]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Book 9, Line 780.  Proof.
Book 9, Line 780. Proof. [Satan tempting Eve]
Designed & Engraved by J. Martin Esq.r.
London Published by Septimus Prowett, 23 Old Bond Street. 1826.
Mezzotint. Proof impression, extremely rare. Fine impression. Platemark: 255 x 350mm (10 x 13¾") sheet size: 318 x 426mm (12½ x 16 ¾"). Remainder of Printer's name in right of title area very faint.
Satan tempting Eve; Eve standing under a tree at the edge of a pool, reaching up with one hand to hold a bough, around which Satan, disguised as a serpent, is entwined, holding an apple in the other, listening to the snake. An early proof impressions such as this example, is considered amongst the most beautiful and atmospheric of Martin's 'Paradise Lost' mezzotints. It appears that no 'formal' lettered proofs were issued of this mezzotint and only a very few impressions with the scratched 'proof', such as this example, seem to have been pulled. Fully lettered proof impression. From a series of prints illustrating John Milton's (16081674) 'Paradise Lost', first published in 1667, consisting of ten books with over ten thousand lines of verse. The poem concerns the Biblical story of the Fall of Man, the temptation of Adam and Eve by the fallen angel Satan and their expulsion from the Garden of Eden. Begun by early 1824, this series of engravings was the result of a comission from a little known American publisher Septimus Prowett, who approached Martin to produce mezzotint illustrations to accompany an issue of Milton's text. Prowett's publication was released in four different proof forms; this print is from the 'Imperial Folio Edition' but not bound up at publication time.
Balston 94. (a) 4. CW: 42.
[Ref: 36920]   £1,500.00  
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Book 9, Line 780.
Book 9, Line 780. [Satan tempting Eve]
Designed & Engraved by J. Martin Esq.r. Printed by Chatfield & Co.
London Published by Septimus Prowett, 23 Old Bond Street. 1826.
Mezzotint. 255 x 350mm (10 x 13¾"). Small margins and small crease in top margin.
Satan tempting Eve; Eve standing under a tree at the edge of a pool, reaching up with one hand to hold a bough, around which Satan, disguised as a serpent, is entwined, holding an apple in the other, listening to the snake. From a series of prints illustrating John Milton's (16081674) 'Paradise Lost', first published in 1667, consisting of ten books with over ten thousand lines of verse. The poem concerns the Biblical story of the Fall of Man, the temptation of Adam and Eve by the fallen angel Satan and their expulsion from the Garden of Eden. Begun by early 1824, this series of engravings was the result of a comission from a little known American publisher Septimus Prowett, who approached Martin to produce mezzotint illustrations to accompany an issue of Milton's text. Prowett's publication was released in four different proof forms.
[Ref: 37809]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Book 10, Line 108. Proof.
Book 10, Line 108. Proof. [Adam hearing the voice of the Almighty]
Designed & Engraved by J. Martin Esq.r. Printed by J. Lahee.
Published by Septimus Prowett, 62 Paternoster Row. 1826.
Mezzotint. Proof impression. Fine impression. Platemark: 255 x 350mm (10 x 13¾"); sheet size: 318 x 426mm (12½ x 16 ¾"). Large margins. Light foxing.
Adam hearing the voice of the Almighty; Adam and Eve cowering in the depths of a forest, Adam clasping his hands together and craning his head up and away from the light which strikes through the branches on the left, ashamed when he hears the voice of God. Eve bowing her head, covering herself with her hair and leaves. Fully lettered proof impression. From a series of prints illustrating John Milton's (16081674) 'Paradise Lost', first published in 1667, consisting of ten books with over ten thousand lines of verse. The poem concerns the Biblical story of the Fall of Man, the temptation of Adam and Eve by the fallen angel Satan and their expulsion from the Garden of Eden. Begun by early 1824, this series of engravings was the result of a comission from a little known American publisher Septimus Prowett, who approached Martin to produce mezzotint illustrations to accompany an issue of Milton's text. Prowett's publication was released in four different proof forms; this print is from the 'Imperial Folio Edition' but not bound up at publication time.
Balston 94. (a) 4. CW: 44.
[Ref: 36903]   £550.00  
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Book 10, Line 312 & 347. Proof.
Book 10, Line 312 & 347. Proof. [Bridge over Chaos]
Designed & Engraved by J. Martin Esq.r. Printed by Chatfield & co.
Published by Septimus Prowett, 62 Paternoster Row. 1826.
Mezzotint. Proof impression. Fine impression. Platemark: 255 x 350mm (10 x 13¾"); sheet size: 318 x 426mm (12½ x 16 ¾"). Large margins. Light foxing in margins.
Bridge over Chaos; a powerful and mysterious image depicting the underworld, considered Martin's finest mezzotint. A bridge is suspended over the bottomless abyss of Chaos, with the figures of Satan, Sin and Death looking in awe of this new creation. Fully lettered proof impression. From a series of prints illustrating John Milton's (16081674) 'Paradise Lost', first published in 1667, consisting of ten books with over ten thousand lines of verse. The poem concerns the Biblical story of the Fall of Man, the temptation of Adam and Eve by the fallen angel Satan and their expulsion from the Garden of Eden. Begun by early 1824, this series of engravings was the result of a comission from a little known American publisher Septimus Prowett, who approached Martin to produce mezzotint illustrations to accompany an issue of Milton's text. Prowett's publication was released in four different proof forms; this print is from the 'Imperial Folio Edition' but not bound up at publication time.
Balston 94. (a) 4. CW: 45
[Ref: 36902]   £1,500.00  
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Book 10. line _863 [Adam Reproving Eve].
Book 10. line _863 [Adam Reproving Eve].
Designed & Engraved by J. Martin Esqr.
London Published by Septimus Prowett, 62 Paternoster Row, 1826. Printed by Chatfield & Co.
Mezzotint with etching. Image 142 x 204mm. Trimmed inside plate.
Campbell: CW 46.
[Ref: 4105]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Book 10, Line 863.  Proof.
Book 10, Line 863. Proof. [Adam reproving Eve]
Designed & Engraved by J. Martin Esq.r. Printed by J. Lahee.
Published by Septimus Prowett, 62 Paternoster Row. 1826.
Mezzotint. Proof impression. Fine impression. Platemark: 255 x 350mm (10 x 13¾"); sheet size: 318 x 426mm (12½ x 16 ¾"). Large margins. Light foxing.
Adam reproving Eve; Adam standing on the left, clothed in animal skins, is seen raising his left arm as he reproves Eve, who kneels in front of him, covering her face with her hands and hair. Fully lettered proof impression. From a series of prints illustrating John Milton's (16081674) 'Paradise Lost', first published in 1667, consisting of ten books with over ten thousand lines of verse. The poem concerns the Biblical story of the Fall of Man, the temptation of Adam and Eve by the fallen angel Satan and their expulsion from the Garden of Eden. Begun by early 1824, this series of engravings was the result of a comission from a little known American publisher Septimus Prowett, who approached Martin to produce mezzotint illustrations to accompany an issue of Milton's text. Prowett's publication was released in four different proof forms; this print is from the 'Imperial Folio Edition' but not bound up at publication time.
Balston 94. (a) 4. CW: 46
[Ref: 36901]   £550.00  
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