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Bridge over Chaos: P.1195-1974

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Bridge over Chaos
Book 10 lines 312-47
The Paradise Lost of John Milton


Printmaker: Martin, John
Printer: Lahee, James
Publisher: Prowett, Septimus



Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1974-12) by Mackley, George


1826 - 1827


From the small plate (quarto) edition of The Paradise Lost of Milton with illustrations designed and engraved by John Martin, London, Septimus Prowett, 1827.


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Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper
Sheet Height trimmed mm Width trimmed mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Designed & Engraved by J. Martin Esqr.
  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Book 10. line 312-247
  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Title
  • Text: Proof
  • Location: Plate lower left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Edition
  • Text: Printed by J. Lahee
  • Location: Plate lower right
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: London Published by Septimus Prowett, 62 Paternoster Row. 1826
  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Address

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.1195-1974
Primary reference Number: 98473
Balston: 9a4C(20)
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 30 September 2019 Last processed: Monday 15 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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