An image of Pandemonium

John Martin

(England 1789 – 1854)

Pandemonium

Location
Not on display
Further information

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…

Year
1831
Media
Print
Medium
mezzotint
Dimensions
48.0 x 70.3 cm image
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
Parramore Purchase Fund 2009
Accession number
419.2009