Lot 67

AFTER JOHN MARTIN
The Conflict Between Satan and Death; Satan Contemplating Adam and Eve in Paradise; The Archangel Gabriel Approaching Adam and Eve; and Satan Tempting Eve
oil on canvas
the first two 18 3/4 x 27 in. (47.6 x 68.6 cm.); 18 5/8 x 27 1/4 in. (47.3 x 69.2 cm.); 18 5/8 x 26 3/4 in. (47.3 x 67.3 cm.)
four in the lot (4)

The Conflict Between Satan and Death

PROVENANCE:
Anonymous sale: Sotheby’s, London, 18 March 1964, lot 56.
Anonymous sale: Sotheby’s, London, 10 June 1970, lot 327 (£45 to M.S.Forber[sic]).

EXHIBITED:
Festival of Britain Exhibition, Tyneside’s Contribution to Art, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, 1951.

LITERATURE:

T. Balston, John Martin, 1789-1854, His Life and Works, 1947, pp.94-105.

Satan Contemplating Adam and Eve in Paradise; and Satan Tempting Eve

PROVENANCE:

Anonymous sale: Sotheby’s, London, 18 March 1964, lot 60 & 67.

R.T. Laughton, c.1970.

Private Collection.

Anonymous Sale; Phillips, London, 16 June 1998, lot 26.

EXHIBITED:
Festival of Britain Exhibition, Tyneside’s Contribution to Art, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, 1951.

John Martin Exhibition, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, October, 1970.

LITERATURE:

T. Balston, John Martin, 1789-1854, His Life and Works, 1947, pp.94-105.

The Archangel Gabriel Approaching Adam and Eve

PROVENANCE:

Thomas Laughton.
Anonymous sale: Sotheby’s, London, 18 March 1964, lot 64.
Anonymous sale: Christie’s, London, 19 November 1970, lot 248 (80 guineas to Dailey).

EXHIBITED:
Festival of Britain Exhibition, Tyneside’s Contribution to Art, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, 1951.

Virtue Rewarded: Victorian Paintings from the Forbes Magazine Collection, various locations, 1988-90, no. 44.

LITERATURE:

T. Balston, John Martin, 1789-1854, His Life and Works, 1947, pp.94-105.

After the mezzotint illustrations that John Martin designed for John Milton’s poem Paradise Lost (1667, revised edition 1674). The publisher Septimus Prowett commissioned Martin in 1824 and 24 prints were published between 1825-7.

Estimate: £1,500-£2,000