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

Joshua Commanding the Sun to Stand Still

Date:
1827
Medium:
Mezzotint, published state on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream, wove paper, with cream, chine colle
Dimensions:
Sheet: 23 1/4 × 30 13/16 inches (59.1 × 78.3 cm), Chine collé: 22 7/16 × 30 9/16 inches (57 × 77.6 cm), Plate: 22 3/4 × 30 inches (57.8 × 76.2 cm), and Image: 17 3/16 × 26 7/8 inches (43.7 × 68.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Paul Mellon Collector's mark

Lettered, lower left: "PAINTED & ENGRAVED BY JOHN MARTIN"; lettered, lower center: "London Published May 9, 1827, by Mr. Martin, 30, Allsops Buildings, New Road."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.11941
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
battle | Bible | chariot | city | cliff | commander | daylight | flag | gate | hail | horse | Joshua orders the sun and the moon to stand still over Gibeon and Aijalon until the Amorites who had besieged the city of Gibeon are routed | king (person) | mountain | prayer | rain | river | rock | shield | spear | staff | storm | tree
Associated People:
Joshua
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:31726
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