John Martin

The Garden of Eden

1821

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Artist
John Martin 1789–1854
Medium
Watercolour on paper
Dimensions
Frame: 482 x 594 x 18 mm
support: 194 x 264 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by the Art Fund (Herbert Powell Bequest) 1967
Reference
T01007

Catalogue entry

John Martin 1789–1854.

T01007 The Garden of Eden 1821

Inscribed ‘J. Martin. 1821’ b.l.
Sepia wash, 7¿ x 10¿ (19.3 x 26.4).
Presented by the National Art-Collections Fund from the Herbert Powell Bequest 1967.
Coll: Herbert Powell, entrusted to the N.A.C.F. 1929.
Exh: see Atkins T00964.

Perhaps from a series of illustrations to Milton’s Paradise Lost. What seems to be a companion drawing, called ‘Eve at the Fountain’, was sold at Sotheby’s, 27 June 1968 (33).

Published in The Tate Gallery Report 1967–1968, London 1968.

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