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Oil painting - Mountain Landscape with Rocks
  • Mountain Landscape with Rocks
    John Martin, born 1789 - died 1854
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Mountain Landscape with Rocks

  • Object:

    Oil painting

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (probably, painted)

  • Date:

    ca. 1851 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    John Martin, born 1789 - died 1854 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    oil on canvas

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Paintings, Room 82, The Edwin and Susan Davies Galleries, case SOUTH WALL

Although Martin was not part of the art establishment, he became famous for colossal scenes of biblical destruction. The bizarre rock formations in this small picture are elements that appear in his work throughout his career.

Physical description

Oil painting

Place of Origin

Great Britain (probably, painted)


ca. 1851 (painted)


John Martin, born 1789 - died 1854 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

oil on canvas


Height: 25.4 cm estimate, Width: 35.5 cm estimate, Height: 40 cm framed, Width: 50.2 cm framed

Object history note

Purchased, 1869

Descriptive line

Oil painting, 'Mountain Landscape with Rocks', John Martin, ca. 1851

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
Vikutoria & Arub?to Bijutsukan-z? : eikoku romanshugi kaigaten = The Romantic tradition in British painting, 1800-1950 : masterpieces from the Victoria and Albert Museum / selected by Mark Evans [Japan : Brain Trust], 2002. 185 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 30 cm.


Oil paint; Canvas


Oil painting

Subjects depicted

The sublime; Landscape; Romanticism




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