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Creator:
John Martin, 1789–1854, British
Title:
The Walls of Jericho
Date:
1834
Medium:
Gray and brown wash with pen and brown ink on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper mounted on thick, slightly textured, cream card
Dimensions:
Mount: 3 7/8 x 5 7/8 inches (9.8 x 14.9 cm) and Sheet: 3 7/16 x 5 7/16 inches (8.7 x 13.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on verso of mount, upper right: "Received in Dublin Exhib | from Mrs. Sotheby."; on back of mount, center: "John Martin | 136 Walls of Jericho fall down | Signed and dated 1834"; on back of mount, center right: "J 5382"; on back of mount, lower left: "89F"; on back of mount, lower center: "sepia L 3 1/2 W 5 1/2 | Exhibited Royal Dublin Society | Exhibition of Fine Arts"; on back of mount, lower right: "140"

Signed and dated in brown ink, lower right: "J. M. 1834"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.4.640
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
armed forces | battle | cityscape | clouds | crowd | gate | men | mountains | on the seventh day, at a signal from Joshua, the people start to shout and the walls of Jericho crumble | religious and mythological subject | shouting | smoke | walls
Associated Places:
Ad Daffah al Gharbiyah | Asia | Israel | Jericho
Associated People:
Joshua
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:11031
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