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Creator:
John Martin, 1789–1854, British
Title:
Death of the First Born of Egypt
Date:
1836
Medium:
Pen and red and gray ink over graphite on moderately thick, slightly textured, beige wove paper
Dimensions:
Mount: 19 15/16 x 27 15/16 inches (50.6 x 70.9 cm) and Sheet: 17 13/16 x 27 1/2 inches (45.2 x 69.9 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in brown ink, lower right: "To Wm. Brockedon Esq | with kindest regards of his atta[...] [remainder cropped off] | friend the artist"

signed and dated in brown ink, lower left: "Martin January 1836."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B2003.15
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
architectural subject | babies | children | colonnade | columns | crowd | crown | death | fathers | figures | hieroglyphics | king (person) | kneeling | men | mothers | Old Testament | pharaoh | Pharaoh mourning his dead son ~ the tenth plague | plague | pleading | religious and mythological subject | sadness | staffs | temple | weeping | women | worship
Associated Places:
Egypt
Associated People:
Moses
Access:
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Exhibition History:
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Recent Acquisitions - Summer 2005 (Yale Center for British Art, 2006-05-19 - 2006-08-14)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:52853
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