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Creator:
John Martin, 1789–1854, British
Title:

Joshua Commanding the Sun to Stand Still

Former Title(s):

Joshua commanding the sun to stand still upon Gibeon [1816, Royal Academy of Arts, London, exhibition catalogue]

Date:
ca. 1840
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Support (PTG): 18 7/8 × 24 5/8 inches (47.9 × 62.5 cm) and Frame: 24 1/2 × 30 1/4 inches (62.2 × 76.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Label on verso, lower center: “Gooden & Fox Ltd. | 38, Bury Street | St. James’s | London”; center right: “Pitt & Scott Ltd | London | E. [handwritten] 6320 | [typed] 6688”

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1976.7.55
Classification:
Paintings
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
army | battle | by night Joshua and his army come to the rescue of Gibeon | cityscape | cliff | clouds | costume | gesture | light | meteorology | mountains | religious and mythological subject | science | soldiers | storm
Associated Places:
Al-Jib | Israel
Associated People:
Joshua
Access:
Not on view
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:289
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Malcolm Cormack, Concise Catalogue of Paintings in the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1985, pp. 156-157, N590.2 A83 (YCBA) [YCBA]

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