- Created by
- Alan L. Durst 1883–1970
- Design for statue of St Martin, St Martin’s Church, Middlesborough
- October 1951
- Ink and graphite on paper
- 478 × 340 mm
- Artwork - on paper, unique
- Tate Archive
- Presented by David Durst, 1972
- TGA 729/3/102
Inscribed to the right of the design in ink: 'S. Martin - According to the Golden Legend by Jaques de Voragine (XIII Century) - Martin as a youth was a Roman soldier in Gaul in the IV Century. At the age of 18 he gave half his cloak to a naked beggar at the gate of Amiens. That night he saw in a vision Christ wearing the cloak and saying "Martin, yet but a catechumen, gace me this." Shortly afterwards he was baptised; and he left the army at the age of 20. Subsequently he was for many years bishop of Tours, where he died at the age of 81. In representing the Sain in Roman armour I have had in mind Ephesians VI-II (et seq')'
'Scale 2" = 1' Clipsham or Ancaster stone'
'Alan Durst FRBS, 4 Wychcombe Studios, England's Lane, London NW 3, Oct 1951'
- Personal papers and artwork of Alan Durst TGA 729 (181)
- Designs and sketches TGA 729/3 (181)