John Martin The Garden of Eden 1821

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Artwork details

Artist
John Martin 1789–1854
Title
The Garden of Eden
Date 1821
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
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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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