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The Destruction of Tyre

Artist: John Martin (British, 1789-1854)

Date: 1840
33 x 43 1/8 in. (83.8 x 109.5 cm)
Medium: oil on canvas
Classification: Paintings
Credit Line: Purchased with funds from the Libbey Endowment, Gift of Edward Drummond Libbey
Object number: 1952.88
Exhibition HistoryNewcastle-upon-Tyne, Laing Art Gallery, Exhibition Recording Tyneside's Contribution to Art, 1951, no. 147.

BibliographyBalston, T., "Recent Martin Discoveries," Burlington Magazine, XCIII, Sep. 1951, p. 292.

Gunther, Charles F., "Landscape of Fancy and Freedom," Toledo Museum of Art Museum News, vol. 3, no. 2, Spring 1960, p. 37-38, repr. p. 39.

Grosser, Maurice, Critic's Eye, Indianapolis, 1962, pp. 169, 170.

Grosser, Maurice, Painter's Progress, New York, 1971, p. 188, repr. fig. 52.

Huyghe, R., Formes et forces de l'atome a Rembrandt, Paris, 1971, repr. p. 33.

Feaver, W., The Art of John Martin, Oxford, 1975, pp. 179, 194, 197, 230, n. 81, pl. 128.

Toledo Museum of Art, The Toledo Museum of Art, European Paintings, Toledo, 1976, pp. 105-106, pl. 331.

Hollander, Anne, Moving Pictures, New York, 1989, p. 287, fig. 10.7.

Otaki, Keisuke, John Martin, Tokyo, 1995, repr. (col.) p. 38 (also reproduced in the reissued edition, 2009).

Borges, Jorge Luis, Finimondi: con i dipinti di John Martin (1789-1854), Milano, 1997, p. 128, repr. (col.).

Deloux, Jean-Pierre and Laurie Guillaud, Atlantide et autres civilisations perdues: A a Z, Paris, 2001, repr. p. 193 (col.).

Duncan, Sally Anne, Otto Wittmann: Museum Man for All Seasons, Toledo, 2001, table of contents.

The Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo Museum of Art Masterworks, Toledo, 2009, p. 238, repr. (col.).

Current Location: Toledo Museum of Art (2445 Monroe Street), Gallery, 31
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