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Paradise Lost

English
1827
Illustrated by John Martin (English, 1789–1854), Text by John Milton (English, 1608–1674), Published by Septimus Prowett (British (born in the United States), 1820s–1830s), Printed by Chathfield & Co. (English), Text printed by Thomas White


Dimensions

Overall: 38 × 29 × 6.5 cm (14 15/16 × 11 7/16 × 2 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

2018.3728

Medium or Technique

Mezzotint engravings

Not On View

Classifications

Illustrated books

Bound volume with mezzotint plates

Inscription

Inside front cover, pen-and-ink: "Clement R. Waldron, Esq./The White House.../Nov.1897..."

Signed

Dedicated by Septimus Prowett to King George IV, Feb. 28, 1827

Provenance

November 1897, Clement Richards Waldron (b. 1855/1856 – d. 1921), Llandaff, Wales. December 6, 2000, anonymous sale, Sotheby’s, London, lot 28, to Eliza E. Rathbone, Washington, DC and Rockport, MA; 2018, year-end gift of Eliza Rathbone to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 20, 2019)

Credit Line

Gift of Eliza E. Rathbone in memory of Euretta and Perry Rathbone