Catalogue entry

John Martin 1789–1854.

T01007 The Garden of Eden 1821

Inscribed ‘J. Martin. 1821’ b.l.
Sepia wash, 7¿ x 10¿ (19.3 x 26.4).
Presented by the National Art-Collections Fund from the Herbert Powell Bequest 1967.
Coll: Herbert Powell, entrusted to the N.A.C.F. 1929.
Exh: see Atkins T00964.

Perhaps from a series of illustrations to Milton’s Paradise Lost. What seems to be a companion drawing, called ‘Eve at the Fountain’, was sold at Sotheby’s, 27 June 1968 (33).

Published in The Tate Gallery Report 1967–1968, London 1968.