John Martin, Paradise Lost - Satan Presiding at the Infernal Council (Book 2)

National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa

Date: 1824
Technique: Mezzotint with etching on cream laid paper, 19.7 x 26.9 cm

High on a throne of royal state which far
Outshone the wealth of Ormus and of Ind,
Satan exhalted sat, by merit raised
To that bad eminence: and from despair
Thus high uplifted beyond hope, aspires
Beyond thus high; insatiate to pursue
Vain war with Heaven and, by success untaught,
His proud imagination thus displayed

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