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Joshua Commanding the Sun
  • James G.S. Lucas, artist
    active 1831–1835
    John Martin
    born: Haydon Bridge, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom ; died: Douglas, Isle of Man, United Kingdom
  • Joshua Commanding the Sun, circa 1800s
  • Where object was made: England, United Kingdom
  • mezzotint
  • Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 267 x 323 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 320 x 407 mm
    Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 10 1/2 x 12 11/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 12 5/8 x 16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 25 in
  • Gift of John W. Ittmann
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0040

There is a figure, standing on a rocky ledge in the center foreground (identified as Joshua) who is commanding the sun to stand still at the battle of Jericho. The city of Jericho is in the middle ground. Sun is coming through the clouds. Armies fighting in foreground.