The fall of Babylon; Cyrus the Great defeating the Chaldean army. Mezzotint by J. Martin, 1831, after himself, 1819.
- Martin, John, 1789-1854.
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Bible. O.T. Isaiah 13-14. Jeremiah 50-1. A large green serpent is coiled around a pillar in the centre. It may be the serpent/dragon mentioned in the apocryphal 'Bel and the Dragon', which was worshipped as divine in Babylon, and which Daniel killed by making it choke
1 print : mezzotint, with watercolour
Dedicated to Henry Philip Hope, proprietor of the original oil painting
Wellcome Library no. 20811i