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The Great Day of His Wrath.

  • ARTIST: John Martin

  • PUBLISHER: Published by Thomas McLean, 26 Haymarket, London.

  • MEDIUM: Stipple and line engraving,

    DATE: Jan. 1, 1857.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 24 1/8 x 37 3/8" (61.5 x 95.5 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: Engraved by Charles Mottram. This is one of three apocalyptic religious images created by Martin under the title "The Last Judgment," as envisioned in the book of Revelation. The dramatic image depicts a catastrophic earthquake splitting the earth in a holocaust which devours the sinful. Flashes of lightning illuminate the frightful scene and great boulders cascade upon the doomed. Limited to an edition of 1,225 sets, including 300 artist's proofs.

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: Proof before title, on mounted chine-colle as issued.

  • CONDITION: Good condition save spots to outer margin. Black and white.

  • REFERENCE: Pl. 87b in "Great Victorian Engravings: A Collectors Guide" by Hilary Guise.

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