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Photo RMN - © Gérard Blot


Paris, musée du Louvre, Département des Peintures

© Musée du Louvre - Marie-Alice Loiseau


Royal Academy, Londres, 1841

Birmingham City art Gallery, 1952

The romantic mouvement, Tate Gallery, Londres, 1958

Art and the Industrial Revolution, City Art Gallery, Manchester, 1968, n°39

Pittura Inglese 1660-1840, 1975, n° 121

John Martin, Londres, Hazlitt, Gooden and Fox, 1975, n° 18

Alexander Thomas: the Unknown Genius, Lighthouse Galleries, 1995

Visions du futur, Paris, Grand Palais, 2000-2001, n° 71.

Light: the Industrial Age 1750-1900, Art & Science, Pittsburgh, Carnegie Museum of Art, 2001

Great British Paintings from American Collections, Holbein to Hockney, 2002, n° 56


Haydon (Great Britain), 19th July 1789 - Isle of Man, 17th February 1854

Le pandemonium, inspiré du Paradis Perdu de Milton

Pandemonium, inspired from Paradise Lost by John Milton


Oil on canvas

H. 1.28 m; W. 1.84 m

Signed and dated "John Martin./ 1841"

Paris, musée du Louvre, Département des Peintures

RF 2006.21


Bought from the artist Benjamin Hick of Bolton Sale, untraced about February 1843 (with the Celstian City, to J.C Grundy for George Whiteley (1825-1873) of Blackburn and Halifax By descent to his great-grandson Sir Hugo Baldwyn Huntington-Whiteley, 3rd Bt, of Ripple Hall, Tewkesbury. With Peter Nahum Ltd, London 1994 acquired by the Forbes Magazine Collection French and Co., New York Musée du Louvre, 2006

19th century


Jean Seznec, John Martin en France, Londres 1964

William Fever, The art of John Martin, Oxford, 1975

Olivier Meslay, "le Pandemonium de John Martin", Paris, musée du Louvre, tableau du mois n° 142, mai 2007, feuillet

Olivier Meslay, "John Martin ou le Cauchemar de l'infini" dans Revue du Louvre, 2007/2, p.6-9.