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Date 1841 Medium oil on canvas Dimensions 48.5 × 76.5 in (123.2 × 194.3 cm) Object history

Purchased in the artist in 1841 by Benjamin Hick of Bolton His purchase, Manchester, Feb 1843, where acquired by John Clowes Grundy (1806–1867), along with Pandemonium, for 180 guineas, with respect to George Whiteley

George Whiteley (1825–1873), of Blackburn and Halifax

By descent to his second boy, Mister Herbert Huntington-Whiteley, first Bt.

By descent to his boy Captain Mister Maurice Huntington-Whiteley, second Bt., R.N.

By descent to his boy, Mister Hugo Baldwin Huntington-Whiteley, 3rd Bt., Ripple Hall, Tewkesbury, until 1994

With Peter Nahum, Leicester Galleries, London

Forbes Magazine Collection, London

Private Collection, USA (on loan towards the J.B. Speed Museum, Louisville, Kentucky). Exhibition history

London, Royal Academy, 1841, no. 428 Birmingham, City Museum and Gallery, 1952 (on loan)

London, Victoria and Albert Museum, Berlioz and also the Romantic Imagination, 1969, no. 219, reproduced in catalogue

London, Hazlitt, Gooden & Fox, John Martin, Loan Exhibition, 1975, no. 17

London, Tate Britain, Apocalypse, September 2011 – The month of january 2012, cat. no. 96. Inscriptions bottom right: J. Martin 1841 Source/Professional photographer Sotheby’s