Richmond Park

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artist
John Martin
attributions_note
bibliography
Vikutoria & Arub?to Bijutsukan-z? : eikoku romanshugi kaigaten = The Romantic tradition in British painting, 1800-1950 : masterpieces from the Victoria and Albert Museum / selected by Mark Evans [Japan : Brain Trust], 2002. 185 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 30 cm. Martin Myrone, ed. John Martin. Apocalypse London: Tate Publishing, 2011. ISBN: 978-1-85437-889-7.
collection_code
PDP
credit
Ellison Gift
date_end
1843-12-31
date_start
1843-01-01
date_text
1843 (painted)
descriptive_line
Watercolour by John Martin (1789-1854) depicting Richmond Park. Great Britain, 1843.
dimensions
Height: 11 in, Width: 27.875 in
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
John Martin (Tate 21/09/2011-15/01/2012) John Martin (Millennium Gallery, Sheffield 29/06/2011-04/09/2011) John Martin (Laing Art Gallery 05/03/2011-05/06/2011) The Romantic Tradition in British Painting 1800-1950: Masterpieces from the Victoria and Albert Museum (Prefectural Museum of Art, Hyogo, Kobe, Japan 28/01/2003-06/04/2003) The Romantic Tradition in British Painting 1800-1950: Masterpieces from the Victoria and Albert Museum (Koriyama City Museum of Art 22/11/2002-27/12/2002) The Romantic Tradition in British Painting 1800-1950: Masterpieces from the Victoria and Albert Museum (Matsuzakaya Museum, Nagoya, Japan 19/10/2002-11/11/2002) The Romantic Tradition in British Painting 1800-1950: Masterpieces from the Victoria and Albert Museum (Chiba Prefectural Museum of Art, Japan 24/08/2002-06/10/2002)
gallery
Prints & Drawings Study Room, room WS
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
Richard Ellison’s collection of 100 British watercolours was given by his widow in 1860 and 1873 ‘to promote the foundation of the National Collection of Water Colour Paintings’.
id
644
label
31. John Martin (1789-1854) Richmond Park 1843 Watercolour on paper, 28 x 70.8 cm (11 x 27 ? ins) Martin drew in Richmond Park, an historic royal deer park by the Thames, to the west of London, on at least four occasions in the 1840s. Here he shows a vista looking down a valley winding through the ancient trees, and to one side of this vale, a gentleman reclining with his book beside him, contemplating the beauties of Nature. It is possible that the artist intended a series of engravings after his work at Richmond, but only a few were published. Although this type of picture was a favourite theme of 19th century watercolour artists, Martin's idiosyncratic treatment of the trees gives them a distinctive and an almost visionary quality. Given by Mrs Ellison, 1860 (FA 535) [2002]
last_checked
2014-08-29T19:21:20.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T19:21:20.000Z
latitude
54.313919
location
Prints & Drawings Study Room, room WS, case R, shelf 22, box R
longitude
-2.23218
marks
materials
paper, watercolour
materials_techniques
Watercolour
museum_number
FA.535
museum_number_token
fa535
object_number
O80195
object_type
Watercolour
on_display
1
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Watercolour landscape view of Richmond Park.
place
Britain
primary_image_id
2006BC5286
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
VA
slug
richmond-park-watercolour-john-martin
sys_updated
2014-06-02T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
drawing, painting
title
Richmond Park
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
1843
year_start
1843