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Creator John Martin, 1789–1854, British
Title Belshazzar's Feast
Date 1820
Medium Oil on canvas
Dimensions 31 1/2 x 47 1/2 inches (80 x 120.7 cm) Frame: 35 1/2 x 51 1/4 x 2 1/2 inches (90.2 x 130.2 x 6.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/
Marks/
Lettering
Signed and dated, lower left: "J. Martin 1820"
Credit Line Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Accession Number B1981.25.440
Collection Paintings and Sculpture
Link to This Record http://collections.britishart.yale.edu/vufind/Record/1671627
Subject Terms architectural | banquet | Bible | chaos | columns (architectural elements) | concubines | courtiers | death | drinking | feast | food | king (person) | lightning | meteorology | night | Old Testament | palace | prophet | religious and mythological subject | storm | wives
Place Represented Babylon | Iraq
Publications

Morton D. Paley, The Apocalyptic Sublime, Yale University Press, New Haven, Conn., 1986, pp. 128-138, 144-145, pl. VI, ND1432 G73 P34 1986


J. Dustin Wees, Darkness Visible : The Prints of John Martin, , Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Mass., 1986, pp. 2-4, 8, 13, 30, 37, NJ18 M39 W44 (YCBA)


William Feaver, The Art of John Martin, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1975, pp. 43-44, 49-55, NJ18 M39 F43 (YCBA)


Christopher Johnstone, John Martin, Academy Editions, London, 1974, pp. 10, 14-17, 37, NJ18 M39 +J65 Oversize (YCBA)


Mary L. Pendered, John Martin, Painter : His Life and Times, , Hurst & Blackett, London, 1923, pp. 102-108, NJ18 M39 P4 1923 (YCBA)


Gillen D'Arcy Wood, The Shock of the Real : Romanticism and Visual Culture, 1760-1860, , Palgrave Macmillan, New York, N.Y., 2001, pp. 92-93, fig 2.3, NX452.5 R64 W66 2001 (YCBA)


Barbara C. Morden, John Martin : Apocalypse Now!, , Northumbria University Press, Newcastle Upon Tyne, 2010, pp. 9, 12-14, 21-26, 39-40, 64-65, 91, NJ18 M39 +M67 2010 Oversize (YCBA)


Martin Myrone, John Martin, apocalypse, Tate Publishing, London, 2011, pp. 17, 19, 99-108, cat. no. 29, ig. 29, NJ18.M39 A12 2011 Oversize (YCBA)


Anne Hollander, Moving pictures, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1989, pp. 283-284, 286-287, figs. 10, 12, PN1995 H614 1989


Transatlantic Romanticism : British and American art and literature, 1790 1860, University of Massachusetts Press, Amherst and Boston, 2015, pp. 122-43 and color plate section, color pl. 10, NX452.5.R64 T73 2015 (YCBA)


Andrew Hemingway, Landscape Between Ideology and the Aesthetic : Marxist Essays on British Art and Art Theory, 1750-1850, Leiden, 2017, p. 161, fig. 2, HX521 H46 2017 (YCBA)


Ralph Hyde, Panoramania!, Trefoil Publications, London, 1988, pp. 105, 123, no. 109, N7436.5 H93 (YCBA)


Christopher Johnstone, John Martin, Master of the Mezzotint, 1789-1854, an exhibition of mezzotints, 28 January-15th February 1974 at Alexander Postan Fine Art., Alexander Postan Fine Art, London, 1974, p. 3, NJ18 M39 J64 (YCBA)


John Martin, John Martin, Lampoon House, Tokyo, 1996, pp. 4-5, 24-25, NJ18 M39 +C2613 1996 Oversize (YCBA)


A Description of the Pictures : The Fall of Babylon, Belshazzar's Feast, and The Destruction of Pompeii & Herculaneum Painted by John Martin : Now Exhibiting at Tate Britain, London, Tate Britain, London, 2011, pp. 3-4, V 2374 (YCBA)


John Martin : Apocalypse, Tate Britain, London, 2011, p. 11, V 2373 (YCBA)


Jean Seznec, John Martin en France, Faber & Faber, London, 1964, pp. 11-12, NJ18 M39 S49 (YCBA)


Eric Wargo, Infinite Recess : Perspective and Play in Magritte's La Condition Humaine, Art History, vol. 25, February 2002, p. 63, N1 A75 (YCBA)


Lionel Lambourne, Victorian Painting, Phaidon, London, 1999, pp. 150, 159-161, pls. 179, 188, ND192 V5 L25 1999 (YCBA)


Edmund Burke, A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origins of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful, University of Notre Dame Press, Notre Dame, Ind., 1968, pp. cxiii, cxvi, BH181 B87 1968 (YCBA)


William Feaver, The Revelations of John Martin, Sunday Times, London, November 26, 1972, pp. 53, 61, available online via ProQuest


Laing Art Gallery, John Martin, 1789-1854 : Artist, Reformer, Engineer, 3rd October-1st November 1970 Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1970, pp. 5-7, NJ18 M39 +L35 Oversize (YCBA)


John Martin, John Martin, 1789-1854 : Loan Exhibition of Oil Paintings, Watercolours, Prints Held 30th Oct.-21st Nov. 1975 at Hazlitt, Gooden & Fox, Hazlitt, Gooden & Fox, Ltd., London, 1975, p. 30, NJ18 M39 H39 (YCBA)


Charles Robert Leslie, Autiobiographical Recollections, EP Publishing, Ltd., Yorkshire, Eng., 1978, p. 110, NJ18 L5772 A3 1978 (YCBA)


John Martin, Belshazzar's Feast 1820 : The Tate Gallery, February and March 1989, Tate Publishing, London, 1989, pp. 1-8, NJ18 M39 A15 B4 1989 (YCBA)


John Martin, The Illustrated Magazine of Art, vol. 3, New York, 1854, p. 344, WD 9149 (LSF)


John Martin, The Illustrated Magazine of Art, vol. 3, New York, 1854, p. 344, available online via JSTOR


Richard Green, 'John Martin : Apocalypse,' Tate Britain, London, 21 September 2011-15 January 2012, British Art Journal, vol. 12, London, Winter 2011-2012, p. 98, N6761 +B74 Oversize (YCBA)


Richard Green, 'John Martin : Apocalypse,' Tate Britain, London, 21 September 2011-15 January 2012, British Art Journal, vol. 12, London, Winter 2011-2012, p. 98, available online via JSTOR


Christine Alexander, "The Burning Clime" : Charlotte Bronte and John Martin, Nineteenth-Century Literature, vol. 50, Berkeley, Calif., December 1995, pp. 288-289, 291-292, 298, fig. 1, la105 N622 (YCBA)


Christine Alexander, "The Burning Clime" : Charlotte Bronte and John Martin, Nineteenth-Century Literature, vol. 50, Berkeley, Calif., December 1995, pp. 288-289, 291-292, 298, fig. 1, available online via JSTOR

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