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Defining Taste
Works selected by Danny Katz

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John Martin
HAYDON BRIDGE, NORTHUMBERLAND 1789 - 1854 DOUGLAS, ISLE OF MAN
FIGURES BY A WATERFALL, A TOWN ON A HILL BEYOND
Watercolour over pencil heightened with scratching out and gum arabic
21 by 15.8 cm., 8 1/2 by 6 1/4 in.
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Provenance

Anonymous sale, London, Christie's, 8 April 1997, lot 56

Catalogue Note

This finely executed watercolour dates to circa 1811-12, around the time when Martin left his employment as a glass and china painter at William Collins' workshop in the Strand and struck out on his own as a professional artist. The work shows Martin experimenting with his favourite subject matter: the classical world. 

We are grateful to Michael Campbell for his assistance in cataloguing this lot.

Defining Taste
Works selected by Danny Katz

|
London