Paradise Lost 1824–27
In 1824 Martin was contracted by the London publisher Septimus Prowett to produce mezzotint illustrations to John Milton’s famously sublime religious poem Paradise Lost (1667; revised edition 1674). The prints were published in series by subscription in 1825–7. They were an instant critical and commercial success. The prints were issued in various formats aimed at different price levels of the market, and could be enjoyed as individual images or alongside the text in book form.
-Quotation from The Tate Gallery
|Image Size||19.3 x 15.1 cm|
|Plate Size||26.7 x 19.3 cm|
|Paper Size||34 x 27.3 cm|