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John Martin

(1789-1854), History, landscape and biblical painter

Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter in 4 portraits
The artist John Martin began his career as an apprentice to a coach-painter and became famous for his large-scale dramatic panoramas usually inspired by historic and biblical themes of disaster and mass destruction. His works include The Fall of Nineveh (1828) and The Last Judgement: The Great Day of his Wrath (1852), which were popularised through affordable mezzotint prints.

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John Martin, by Henry Warren - NPG 958

John Martin

by Henry Warren
oil on panel, exhibited 1839
On display in the Room 24 wallcase at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 958

John Martin, by Charles Edward Wagstaff, after  Thomas Charles Wageman - NPG D16950

John Martin

by Charles Edward Wagstaff, after Thomas Charles Wageman
stipple engraving, 1834
NPG D16950

John Martin, by Charles Martin - NPG D38284

John Martin

by Charles Martin
etching with aquatint border, February 1854
NPG D38284

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