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John Martin

(1789—1854) artist

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 (1789–1854) English painter and printmaker.

Martin’s dramatic landscapes were particularly suited to illustrating Milton and the Bible. His mezzotints for Paradise Lost (S. Prowett, 1825–7 and subsequent editions) capture the sublime nature of Milton’s epic poetry.


Subjects: art — literary studies (19th century).

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