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John Martin - Sketches of My Life

by Martin Myrone

by John Martin, Edited by Martin Myrone

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John Martin - Sketches of My Life
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In 1849 the Illustrated London News published an exhibition review discussing the life and work of the hugely popular painter of apocalyptic landscapes, John Martin (1789 1854). This, the artist claimed, was so unfortunate a tissue of errors from beginning to end that he felt compelled to write his own account, in order that it might supersede the unauthorised sketches of my life which have hitherto appeared.

That account, the fullest autobiographical statement by the artist, is reprinted here in full, with an introduction and explanatory notes by Martin Myrone. This key document offers a fascinating insight into Martin's extraordinary career and the fraught politics of a rapidly transforming art world.

Martin Myrone is Curator (18th- and 19th- century British Art) at Tate and the author of The Blake Book.

  • Author John Martin, Edited by Martin Myrone
  • Artist John Martin
  • Pages 48 pp
  • Number of illustrations 6 black-and-white illustrations
  • Dimensions 155 x 110 mm
  • Paperback yes
  • Publisher Tate Publishing
  • ISBN No. 978 1 85437 928 3
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