The Last Man by John Martin

The work illustrates Thomas Campbell's poem of the same name, published in 1823.


Watercolour on paper
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...'.

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