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

Death of the First Born

Date:
1836
Medium:
Mezzotint on thick, slightly textured, cream, wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet (trimmed indis plate): 21 7/8 × 30 inches (55.6 × 76.2 cm) and Image: 19 1/8 × 28 13/16 inches (48.6 × 73.2 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered, lower center: Designed & Engraved by John Martin, Chevalier of the Order of Leopold, &c.&c. | LONDON, PUBLISHED JUNE 1ST 1836, BY J. MARTIN, 30 ALLSOP, TERRACE; ACKERMANS & CO. STRAN; HODGSON & GRAVES 6 PALL MALL, & MOON, THREADNEEDLE ST. CITY"; lettered, lower right: "Depose a la direction"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.11935
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
child | cloud | crying | death | jug | lightning | man | mourning | palace | pharaoh | pillar | plague | religious and mythological subject | temple | the plague of the first-born: the destroying angel passes through the land and kills every Egyptian first-born of man and animal | tree | weeping | woman
Associated People:
Moses
Access:
View by request in the Study Room
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:31720
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