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John Martin, Paradise Lost - Satan on the Burning Lake (Book 1)


Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Date: 1824-1825
Technique: Mezzotint with drypoint, 19.5 x 26.8 cm

...he views / The dismal situation waste and wild:
A dongeon horrible on all sides round,
As one great furness flame; yet from those flames
No light; but rather darkness visible
Served only to discover sights of woe,
Regions of sorow, doleful shades, where peace
And rest can never dwell; hope never comes
That comes to all; but torture without end
Still surges, and a fiery deluge, fed
With ever-burning sulphur unconsumed...

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