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Satan, Sin and Death

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1849,1031.212

  • Title (object)

    • Satan, Sin and Death
  • Description

    Satan standing with raised spear and sword, back to the viewer, confronting Death, a skeleton in a dark cloak to left, and Sin, a woman with naked breasts, a key around her waist and baying hounds issuing from her womb, crying out and separating the two, her father and their son; illustrating Paradise Lost; state after heavy hatching in lower left, and Death's skull completely cross-hatched. c. 1792-5
    Etching

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1792-1795
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 568 millimetres
    • Width: 510 millimetres
  • Bibliography

    • Pressly 26.IX bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Unmounted Imp)

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated titles

    • Associated Title: Paradise Lost (Book II)
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1849

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1849,1031.212

Satan standing with raised spear and sword, back to the viewer, confronting Death, a skeleton in a dark cloak to left, and Sin, a woman with naked breasts, a key around her waist and baying hounds issuing from her womb, crying out and separating the two, her father and their son; illustrating Paradise Lost; state after heavy hatching in lower left, and Death's skull completely cross-hatched.  c. 1792-5  Etching

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Satan standing with raised spear and sword, back to the viewer, confronting Death, a skeleton in a dark cloak to left, and Sin, a woman with naked breasts, a key around her waist and baying hounds issuing from her womb, crying out and separating the two, her father and their son; illustrating Paradise Lost; state after heavy hatching in lower left, and Death's skull completely cross-hatched. c. 1792-5 Etching

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