The work illustrates Thomas Campbell's poem of the same name, published in 1823.
The Last Man by John Martin, exhibited 1833
© Laing Art Gallery
- Watercolour on paper Dimensions: 47.5 x 68 cm
- Acquired in:
- Presented by:
- Rt Hon R E Northbourne through The Art Fund
It corresponds closely with the four stanzes which accompanied the work when exhibited in 1833 beginning 'The sun has a sickly glare, The earth with age was wan, The skeleton of nations were, Around that lovely man...'.