01-28-2011 01-29-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2535B Boston
January 28, 2011 12:00 PMCalender

John Martin (British, 1789-1854) Satan in Council

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2535B Location: Boston Date / Time: January 28, 2011 12:00PM


John Martin (British, 1789-1854)

Satan in Council, 1824. Titled and identified within the plate. Mezzotint on paper, sheet size 22 3/8 x 30 1/4 in. (56.8 x 76.7 cm), matted, unframed.
Condition: Staining, losses and repairs to edges.
Estimate $1,200-1,800

The image (without the text) measures 18 3/4 x 27 1/2 inches. There are tears and losses to the margins (some repaired, but not all), as well as handling creases. Most (but not all) of these latter are unpressed, and many affect the image. One of these unpressed creases is a vertical line to the left of Satan's outstretched and, and these has subtle corresponding surface rubs along its entire length. There are other much smaller rubs as well.


John Martin