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Creator:
Print made by John Martin, 1789–1854, British
Title:
The Deluge
Date:
1828
Medium:
Mezzotint with etching; engraver's proof on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 25 9/16 × 33 3/16 inches (64.9 × 84.3 cm), Plate: 23 7/16 × 31 11/16 inches (59.5 × 80.5 cm), and Image: 18 11/16 × 27 13/16 inches (47.5 × 70.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Engraved inscriptions: below image at center, within crest, "HONI*SOIT*QUI*MAL*Y*PENSE"

Watermark: "J Whatman | 1827" Paul Mellon Collector's mark

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.11938
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
cave | cliff | death | deluge | destruction | dog | elephant (animal) | flood | giraffe | horse | lightning | man | praying | rain | religious and mythological subject | rock | storm | the flood and destruction of mankind ~ story of Noah (Genesis 7:10 - 8:17) | tidal wave | tree | water | woman
Associated People:
Noah
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Exhibition History:
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Painters and Engraving - The Reproductive Print from Hogarth to Wilkie (Yale Center for British Art, 1980-03-26 - 1980-06-22)

The Romantic Print in the Age of Revolutions: Hero, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History (Yale Center for British Art, 2003-01-23 - 2003-06-01)

The Romantic Print in Britain - Yale Center for British Art (Carnegie Museum of Art, 2004-02-14 - 2004-05-09)

Thomas Cole's Journey - Atlantic Crossings (National Gallery, London, 2018-06-13 - 2018-10-07)

Thomas Cole's Journey - Atlantic Crossings (Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2018-01-29 - 2018-05-13)

Deluge (Yale Center for British Art, 2018-12-18 - 2019-03-24)

Publications:
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Andrew Hemingway, Transatlantic Romanticism : British and American art and literature, 1790/1860, University of Massachusetts Press, Amherst and Boston, 2015, pp. 177-78, fig. 8,2, NX452.5.R64 T73 2015 (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:31723
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