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John Martin (British, 1789-1854) Five Plates Illustrations from John Milton's Paradise Lost

Auction:
2850B
Lot:
688A
Sold for:
$246$200

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2850B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 10, 2015 10:00AM

Description:

John Martin (British, 1789-1854)

Five Plates Illustrations from John Milton's Paradise Lost, 1826, Inscribed in the plate "Designed & Engraved by J. Martin Esq." beneath the image l.c., published by Septimus Prowett, London. Etching and mezzotint on laid paper, image sizes to 7 15/16 x 11 3/16 in. (20.2 x 28.4 cm), unmatted, unframed. Condition: Mild toning.
Estimate $300-500

Various printers including Chatsfield & Company, Chatsfield & Coleman, and J. Lahee.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

J. Martin, John Milton, Biblical poetry, Christian poetry, Cosmogony, Engraving, Garden of Eden, John Martin, Paradise Lost, Printmaking, London

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