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.
Watercolour by John Martin (1789-1854) depicting Richmond Park. Great Britain, 1843.
Height: 11 in, Width: 27.875 in
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)
Prints & Drawings Study Room, room WS
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’.
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)