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image P437

John Martin

The Fall of Babylon


Museum number: P437

Curatorial note

Provenance help-art-provenance

On publishing this mezzotint John Martin presented a copy to Sir John Soane writing, on 2 April 1832 'When I painted the 'Fall of Babylon' many years ago, the flattering opinion you expressed made so deep an impression on me that I shall never forget it'. In his reply Soane described the original painting as 'an honour to the British School'.


Visions of Ruin..., exhibition catalogue, Sir John Soane's Museum, 1999, cat. 36, pp.49-50

Exhibition history

Visions of Ruin: Architectural fantasies & designs for garden follies, Sir John Soane's Museum, London, 2 July - 28 August 1999

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