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The Last Man

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1833 (made)
    1836 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Martin, Alfred, born 1814 - died 1872 (engraver)
    Ackermann, Rudolph, born 1764 - died 1834 (publisher)
    John Martin, born 1789 - died 1854 (artist)
    Hodgson & Graves (publisher)
    Moon, Boys & Graves (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mezzotint

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Thomas Balston through Art Fund

  • Museum number:

    E.639-1968

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 3H, shelf EE 238

Physical description

Mezzotint, signed and dated within the design 'Martin 1833'. Lettered with title 'The Last Man', and 'John Martin Delt. Alfred Martin, Sculpt. London, Published February 1st. 1836, By A.Martin, 30 Allsop Terrace, New Road; Ackerman & Co., Strand; Hodgson & Graves, 6 Pall Mall; & F.G. Moon, 20 Threadneedle Street, City. Déposé.'

Place of Origin

Britain (made)

Date

1833 (made)
1836 (published)

Artist/maker

Martin, Alfred, born 1814 - died 1872 (engraver)
Ackermann, Rudolph, born 1764 - died 1834 (publisher)
John Martin, born 1789 - died 1854 (artist)
Hodgson & Graves (publisher)
Moon, Boys & Graves (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Mezzotint

Marks and inscriptions

'Martin 1833.'
Signed and dated within the design

'John Martin Delt. Alfred Martin, Sculpt. London, Published February 1st. 1836, By A.Martin, 30 Allsop Terrace, New Road; Ackerman & Co., Strand; Hodgson & Graves, 6 Pall Mall; & F.G. Moon, 20 Threadneedle Street, City. Déposé.'
Lettered with title, dedication to Thomas Campbell by John martin and

Dimensions

Height: 31 cm, Width: 41.4 cm

Descriptive line

'The Last Man', engraved by Alfred Martin (1841-1872) after the water-colour by John Martin of the same title. Mezzotint, British, 1833.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1968 London: HMSO, 1969.

Materials

Printing ink

Techniques

Mezzotint

Subjects depicted

Men

Categories

Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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