An image of Satan on the burning lake

John Martin

(England 1789 – 1854)

Satan on the burning lake

Location
Not on display
Further information

Milton tells us how Satan:

…with his horrid crew
Lay vanquished, rolling in the fiery gulf,
Confounded, though immortal…

…he views
The dismal situation waste and wild:
A dungeon horrible on all sides round,
As one great furness flame; yet from those flames
No light; but rather darkness visible
Served only to discover sights of woe…

Year
1824-1825
Media
Print
Medium
mezzotint with drypoint
Dimensions
15.5 x 22.0 cm image; 19.6 x 26.8 cm platemark; 26.5 x 35.0 cm sheet (irreg.)
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
Parramore Purchase Fund 2009
Accession number
411.2009