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Creator:
John Martin, 1789–1854, British
Title:
Burial of Sarah
Date:
1833
Medium:
Brown ink and brown wash on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper mounted on thick, smooth, cream card
Dimensions:
Mount: 3 7/8 x 5 13/16 inches (9.8 x 14.8 cm) and Sheet: 3 3/8 x 5 7/16 inches (8.6 x 13.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on back of mount, upper left: "J5381"; on back of mount, upper right: "M1005 - dark and | gold leaf. | Framed"; on back of mount, center left: "John Martin | 135 the Burial of Sarah"; on back of mount, center right: "S+D 1833 | Sepia L. 3 1/2 w 5 1/2"; on back of mount, lower left to lower right: "Exhibited by Mrs. Sotheby | Royal Dublin Society - Exhibition of Fine Arts 1861 | 89F"

Signed and dated in brown ink, lower right: "J. M. | 1833"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.4.637
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
burial | candles | cave | death | figures | funeral | kneeling | mourning | praying | religious and mythological subject | rocks (landforms) | Sarah's burial in the cave of Machpelah | shrouds | tomb | torches
Associated Places:
Ad Daffah al Gharbiyah | Asia | Cave of the Patriarchs | Hebron | Israel
Associated People:
Sarah
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:11028
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