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dc.contributor.authorBarry, James (Irish painter, printmaker, and lithographer, 1741-1806, active in England)
dc.coverage.spatialBritish Museum
dc.date.accessioned2008-02-02T10:52:50Z
dc.date.available2008-02-02T10:52:50Z
dc.date.createdc. 1792-5
dc.date.issued1983
dc.identifier.citationWilliam L. Pressly, 'James Barry: Artist as Hero', London: The Tate Gallery, 1983, p 108, no 51en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/13587
dc.description'Satan, embarking on his journey to subvert God's newly created world, searches out the Gates of Hell. His daughter Sin, who had been engendered in heaven by his evil thoughts of usurpation, stands guard with the key tied around her waist. The other guardian is Death, who was produced in Satan's and Sin's incestuous union, and he in his turn had joined with Sin to conceive those Hell Hounds that surround her middle and kennel in her womb. Although Death at first opposes Satan, Sin rushes between the two mighty combatants who are soon reconciled. Though profoundly different in conception, Barry's composition owes a debt to James Gillray's satirical print 'Sin, Death, and the Death', which is itself based on Hogarth's unfinished canvas of the same subject. Barry, however, totally transforms his source, creating and Infernal Trinity, which, though departing from the letter of Milton's text, conjures up its awesome spirit. By choosing a vertical format and a riveting close-up focus, he creates a sense of powerful compression locking these colossal figures into a monumental struggle of epic proportions.' (Pressly, 108-9)en
dc.format.extent760369 bytes
dc.format.mediuminken
dc.format.mediumetchings (prints)en
dc.format.mimetypeimage/jpeg
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherThe Tate Galleryen
dc.subjectSatanen
dc.subject.lcshArt, Irishen
dc.subject.lcshEtching 18th centuryen
dc.subject.lcshPersonification in arten
dc.subject.lcshSin in arten
dc.subject.lcshDeath in arten
dc.subject.lcshDevil in arten
dc.subject.lcshMouth of hell in arten
dc.subject.lcshHell in arten
dc.subject.lcshMilton, John, 1608-1674. Paradise losten
dc.titleSatan, Sin and Deathen
dc.typeImageen
dc.contributor.roleartisten
dc.coverage.cultureIrishen
dc.format.extentdimensions57.1 cm x 41.4 cm
dc.subject.period18th century
dc.type.workprints (visual works)en


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