1/26/11

John Martin, Paradise Lost - Pandemonium (Book 1)


Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Date: 1824
Technique: Mezzotint with etching, 20.3 x 29.0 cm

Anon, out of the earth, a fabrick huge
Rose... where pilasters round
were set, and Dorick pillars overlaid
With golden architrave, nor did there want
Cornice or freeze, with bossy sculptures graven:
The roof was fretted gold. Not Babylon
Nor great Alcairo, such magnificence
Equalled in all their glories...

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