Satan arousing the Fallen Angels

 
Series
The Paradise Lost of John Milton, Book 1, Line 314
Artist
Creation date
Materials
mezzotint
Mark Descriptions
inscriptions at bottom
Dimensions
15 5/8 x 12 1/8 in. (sheet)
Credit line
Gift of Mrs. Peter A. Richardson
Accession number
71.229.6
Collection
Not Currently On View

John Milton's epic Paradise Lost, which plays out in the infinite realms of heaven and hell, was perfectly suited to Martin's fertile imagination.  To achieve the appropriate sense of mystery and grandeur, Martin chose the labor-intensive process of mezzotinting, which produced far-richer black surfaces than any other printing medium.

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