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Oil painting - Shore Scene, Evening
  • Shore Scene, Evening
    John Martin, born 1789 - died 1854
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Shore Scene, Evening

  • Object:

    Oil painting

  • Date:

    early 19th century (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    John Martin, born 1789 - died 1854 (painter (artist))

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Oil on panel

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Thomas Balston through Art Fund

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room WS, case R, shelf 78, box R

Physical description

Oil on panel depicting a shore scene with cliffs to the left and sea to the right, with a figure in a red cloak walking away from the viewer down the beach.


early 19th century (painted)


John Martin, born 1789 - died 1854 (painter (artist))

Materials and Techniques

Oil on panel

Marks and inscriptions

'J Martin'
Signed by the artist, lower left


Height: 7.6 cm approx., Width: 10 cm approx.

Object history note

Bequeathed by Thomas Balston OBE through the National Art Collections Fund, 1968

Descriptive line

Oil painting entitled 'Shore Scene, Evening' by John Martin. Great Britain, early 19th century.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Catalogue of British Oil Paintings 1820-1860, Ronald Parkinson, Victoria and Albert Museum, London: HMSO, 1990, p. 187
Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1968 London: HMSO, 1969


Oil paint; Panel


Oil painting

Subjects depicted

Cloak; Cliffs; Rocks; Coast; Shores




Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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