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The Great Day of His Wrath

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This is the third picture in Martin's great triptych, known as the 'Judgement Series'. Along with the other two vast panels, 'The Last Judgement' and 'The Plains of Heaven' (Tate T01927 and T01928), it was inspired by Saint John the Divine's fantastic account of the Last Judgement given in Revelation, the last book of the New Testament. Martin's aim in producing this series was highly Romantic: to express the sublime, apocalyptic force of nature and the helplessness of man to combat God's will.

Tate

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Date

1851-3

Medium

Oil on canvas

Measurements

H 196.5 x W 303.2 cm

Accession number

N05613

Acquisition method

Purchased 1945

Work type

Painting

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