Style of John Martin (1789 - 1854) Oil Painting Milton's Paradise Lost C1825
Style of John Martin (1789 - 1854)
Martin was born near Hexham, Northumberland. He was apprenticed first to an heraldic coach painter in Newcastle, and then to a china painter with whom he came to London in 1806. He exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1811, and at the British Institution, where he won premiums in 1817 and 1821. He designed various urban improvements for London, and painted some landscapes of the Thames Valley. He became paralysed in 1853 and died in Douglas, Isle of Man.
Medium - Oil on canvas c1825
Size - 50 x 74cm
This a very interesting early to mid 19th century oil on canvas with striking similarities to John Martin’s (1789 - 1854) series of paintings which were engraved for the 1827 edition of Milton’s “Paradise Lost”.
Presented in an attractive gilt frame.