- Museum number
- Object: Belshazzar's Feast
Panorama of Belshazzar's vast palace, numerous figures seen below the king's table, in foreground, Daniel interpreting the words of God that are appearing in a blaze of light on the wall of the Hall of Jupiter at left, the king cowering at r; tower of Babel seen in distance; first steel plate; proof with only royal coat of arms. 1826
Mezzotint with etching
- Production date
Height: 544 millimetres
Width: 742 millimetres (trimmed)
- Curator's comments
- For the etched state, see 1888,0716.302.
See curator's comment for Mm,10.2.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1992 April-May, York City AG, John Martin: Visionary Printmaker
1992 June-Nov, Essen, Villa Hugel, London 1800-1838
1999/2000 Dec-April, London, BM, 'The Apocalypse', no.38
2010 Mar-July, Paris, Maison de Victor Hugo, Les Orientales
2014-5 Oct-Jan, London, British Library, 'Terror and Wonder'
- Associated titles
Associated Title: Bible
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- J T Smith, the Keeper of Prints and Drawings, reported in January 1833 the gift by John Martin of 16 of his own prints and accompanying text (Mm,8.1 to 10, being the small Bible illustrations; and Mm,10.1 to 6, being the large-size plates; the accompanying text was inventoried as Mm,9 and is now in the Department library). The gift is recorded in the printed 'List of additions made to the collections in the British Museum in the year 1833'.
- Prints and Drawings
- Registration number