1/28/11

John Martin, Paradise Lost - Bridge over Chaos (Book 10)


National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

Date: 1824-1826
Technique: Mezzotint on laid paper, 25.2 x 34.6 cm

...to Hell he now returned
And at the brink of Chaos, near the foot
Of this new wonderous pontifice, the unhoped
Met, to whom meet him came, his offspring dear.
...
Of that stupendous bridge his joy encreased.
Long he admiring stood, till Sin, his fair
Enchanting daughter, thus the silence broke...

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