Death Looms (1813)

“Death looms above a group of people inflicted with various physical and mental diseases – a lazar house.” – Image Description.

“Immediately a place, before his eyes appear’d, sad, noisome, dark, a lazar house it seem’d, wherein were laid numbers of all diseas’d, all maladies. Demoniac phrenzy, moping melancholy, and moon struck madness, pining atrophy, marasmus, dire was the tossing, deep the groans; and over them triumphant death his dart shook, but delayd to strike, though oft invok’d. Milton’s P.L. Book XI. Verse 477.” – Caption on image.

Death Looms (1813)

The piece is associated with three artist: John Milton; Moses Haughton; and Johann Heinrich Fussil.

Image source. Credit: The Wellcome Collection by the Wellcome Library, London. Copyrighted under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0

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