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John Martin, Paradise Lost - Heaven - The Rivers of Bliss (Book 11)


National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

Date: 1824-1825
Technique: Mezzotint with etching and drypoint on laid paper, 25.1 x 35.6 cm

...The angelick blast
Filled all the regions; from their blissful bowers
Of amarantine shade, fountain or spring,
By the waters of life, where 'er they sat
In fellowships of joy, the sons of light
Hasted, resorting to the summons high;
And took their seats, till from his throne supreme
The Almighty thus pronounced his sovran will...

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