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