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Creator John Martin, 1789–1854, British
Title The Deluge
Date 1834
Medium Oil on canvas
Dimensions 66 1/4 x 101 3/4 inches (168.3 x 258.4 cm) Frame: 73 1/2 × 109 inches (186.7 × 276.9 cm)
Signed and dated, lower right: "J. Martin. | 1834"
Credit Line Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Accession Number B1978.43.11
Collection Paintings and Sculpture
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Subject Terms boats | comet | death | destruction | family | flood | geology | heaven | lightning | meteorology | moon | night | Noah's arks | people | religious and mythological subject | rocks | science | sea | storm | sun | tidal waves | violence | waves (natural events) | wife

Julia Marciari-Alexander, This other Eden, paintings from the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1998, p. 150, no. 61, ND1314.3 Y36 1998 (YCBA)

Paul Mellon's legacy, a passion for British art. [large print labels], Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2007, v. 3, N5220 M552 +P381 2007, Mellon Shelf (YCBA)

Acquisitions : The First Decade 1977-1986, Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1986, pp. 9, 16, no. 38, N590.2 A7 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Robert Hoozee, British vision, observation and imagination in British art, 1750-1950, Mercatorfonds Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Brussels , Ghent, 2007, pp. 313, 318, 319-23, 362, no. 256, color detail, p. 318fig. 256, N6767 B78 2007 + OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Michael Freeman, Victorians and the prehistoric, tracks to a lost world, Yale University Press, New Haven, 2004, p. 171, no. 90, QE 705 G7 F74 2004 (YCBA)

John Martin, visions of the biblical flood., Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, 1997, pp. 2-4, NJ18 M39 S74 1997 (YCBA)

Morton D. Paley, The apocalyptic sublime, Yale University Press, New Haven, Conn., 1986, p. 139, no. 66, ND1432 G73 P34 1986

J. Dustin Wees, Darkness visible, the prints of John Martin, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Mass., 1986, p. 33, no. 23, NJ18 M39 W44 (YCBA)

William Feaver, The art of John Martin, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1975, NJ18 M39 F43 (YCBA)

John Martin, 1789-1854, loan exhibition [of] oil paintings, watercolours, prints [held] 30th October-21st November 1975 [at] Hazlitt, Gooden & Fox., Hazlitt, Gooden & Fox, Ltd., London, 1975, pp. 46-7., no. 53, NJ18 M39 H39 (YCBA)

Lynn Robert Matteson, Apocalyptic themes in British romantic landscape painting, 1984, Film B43 (YCBA)

Christopher Johnstone, John Martin, Academy Editions, London, 1974, p. 17-18, 72, 75, NJ18 M39 J65 + (YCBA)

Thomas Balston, John Martin, 1799-1854, his life and works., G. Duckworth, London, 1947, pp. 18, 56, 88-, NJ18 M39 B35 (YCBA)

Mary L. Pendered, John Martin, painter, his life and times, Hurst & Blackett, London, 1923, pp. 131-139, p. 132, NJ18 M39 P4 1923 (YCBA)

Thomas Buser, Religious art in the nineteenth century in Europe and America, v. 28a-28b, Edwin Mellen Press, Lewiston, N.Y., 2002, no. 12, N7875 B88X 2002 (DIVINTY)

Norman Cohn, Noah's flood, the Genesis story in Western thought, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 1996, no. 34, BS658 C64X 1996 (Bass)

Gustav Friedrich Waagen, Works of Art and Artists in England. By G.F. Waagen, Director of the Royal Gallery at Berlin, British and Foreign Review, July 1839, pp. 31, 39 -41, Available Online: British Periodicals II , Also available: WC 18931 (LSF - Mudd)

John Martin - The Dante-Milton of Painters, Hood's Magazine, July 1846, p. 91, A88 H76 (LSF) , Available online in British Periodicals Database.

Fine Art Gossip, Athenaeum, no. 1088, September 1848, p. 885, Available online: British Periodicals II , Also available: .A88 At421 + (SML)

British Institution: Exhibition of Ancient Masters, Athenaeum, July 1854, p. 819, Available online in British Periodicals II , Also available: A88 At421 + (SML) Available online in British Periodicals II

Gustave Dore, London Review of Politics, Society, Literature, Art and Science, vol. 11, September 1865, p. 668, Film S2228 (SML) , Available online in British Periodicals database.

S. M. Ellis, Current Literature, Fortnightly Review, vol. 116, July 1924, pp. 138-41, A88 F778 (SML) , Available online in British Periodicals database.

The John Martin Exhibition, a Once-Famous Biblical Painter, Illustrated London News, vol. 223, no 5974, October 17, 1953, p. 601, Available online: Illus.London News Hist. Archive

Evan R. Firestone, John Linnell: The Eve of the Deluge, Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art, vol. 62, April 1975, pp. 131-9, J418 C65D (SML) , Also available on line in JSTOR

Deluge (mezzotint with etch, 1828), Magazine Antiques, vol. 120, November 1981, p. 1159?, NK1125 A3 (HAAS)

Lynn Robert Matteson, John Martin's Deluge: A Study in Romantic Catastrophe, Pantheon, vol. XXXIX III, July-August-September 1981, pp. 220-228, N3 P3 OVERSIZE (HAAS)

Giovanni Mariotti, John Martin: Visions of the Biblical Flood, FMR, October November 1997, pp. 20-32, N1 F16 OVERSIZE (HAAS)

John Martin, Editions Treville Co., Ltd. , Tokyo, 2009, p. 33, cat. 15, NJ18 M39 A12 2009 (YCBA)

Holland Cotter, A Master of Biblical Floods and Final Days, New York Times, 14 September 1997, p. AR33, Yale Internet Resource

Anny Sadrin, John Martin - The Deluge, Interfaces, v. 7, 1995, pp. 11-26, cover, V 0597 (YCBA)

Morton D. Paley's The Apocalyptic Sublime, Apollo, v. 125, no. 300, February 1987, pp. 150-51, N1 A54 + (YCBA)

Richard Verdi, Poussin's Deluge: The Aftermath, Burlington Magazine, v. 123,no.940, July 1981, p. 398, N1 B87 + (YCBA)

Joseph Grego, Art on the Queen's Accession, Magazine of Art, January 1887, p. 368, N1 M34 + (YCBA) , Available online in the British Periodicals Database

The Exhibition of the Royal Academy, Monthly Magazine, v. 3:18, June 1840, p. 664, Yale Internet Resource , Available online in British Periodicals Database

John McDonald, A Feast of Mellon, Sydney Morning Herald, May 9, 1998, p. 14, Film An Sy25 (SML) , Also Available Online (Factiva database)

Barbara C. Morden, John Martin, apocalypse now!, Northumbria University Press, Newcastle Upon Tyne, 2010, pp. 52, 57-58, NJ18 M39 M67 2010 + (YCBA)

Lars Kokkonen, Apocalypse Now (Nachtliche Ergusse), John Martins Profanitat im England des 19. Jahrhunderts, Belvedere : Zeitschrift fur Bildende Kunst, 9 Jahr, Heft 1, 2003, pp. 33,34-35, Abb. 2, Not Available at Yale

Julian Bell, Wonderland, TLS, the Times Literary Supplement, Issue no. 5463, December 14, 2007, pp. 11-12, Film S748 (SML) , Also Available Online in TLS Archive

Martin Myrone, John Martin, apocalypse, Tate Publishing, London, 2011, pp. 54, 106, 163, 201, NJ18.M39 A12 2011 Oversize (YCBA)

Duncan Robinson, Acquisitions : The First Decade 1977 - 1986, , Burlington Magazine, vol. 128, October 1986, pp. 9, 16, no. 38, N1 B87 128:3 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Art & visual culture, 1600-1850 : academy to avant-garde, , Tate Publishing, London, 2012, p. 213, pl. 5.32, N6756 .A78 2012 (YCBA)

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