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John Martin

(1789—1854) artist

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Adrian Heath

Adrian Heath  

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(b Burma, 23 June 1920; d Montmirail, France, 15 Sept. 1992).British abstract painter. In 1949 and 1951 he visited St Ives, where he met Ben Nicholson, and he formed ...
Adrianopolis

Adrianopolis  

Capital city of the Kingdom of Angria in the Glass Town and Angrian saga, named after its founder and ruler Arthur Augustus Adrian Wellesley, Marquis of Douro, Duke of Zamorna ...
Angria

Angria  

Imaginary kingdoms invented by the Brontë children.
annuals

annuals  

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This term covers miscellanies, such as Joy Street (1923) or Blackie's Children's Annual (1905); annual publications associated with weekly or monthly story papers or comics, such as Dandy (1939) or ...
Bard

Bard  

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A Pindaric ode by Gray, published 1757, based on a tradition that Edward I ordered the violent suppression of the Welsh bards. It opens with the surviving Bard's cursing of the conqueror as he and ...
Charlotte Brontë

Charlotte Brontë  

Later(1816–1855) British novelist and poetJane Eyre (1847) FictionShirley (1849) FictionVillette (1853) FictionThe Professor (1857) FictionJane Eyre (1847) FictionShirley (1849) FictionVillette ...
Coming Race

Coming Race  

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A novel by Bulwer‐Lytton, published 1871.The narrator describes his visit to a subterranean race of superior beings that long ago took refuge in the depths of the earth. There they have evolved a ...
Edward and William Finden

Edward and William Finden  

19th-century English line engravers. William (1787–1852) and his younger brother Edward (1791–1857), worked in conjunction first on engraving illustrations for books and then on large-scale plates ...
Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Edward Bulwer-Lytton  

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(1803–73)English playwright, politician, and novelist. In Parliament Bulwer chaired the 1832 Select Committee which was responsible for a bill to allow any licenced theatre to play any kind of ...
Forget Me Not

Forget Me Not  

(1823–48),the first of the annuals, established by the publisher Rudolph Ackermann as ‘a Christmas, New Year's and birthday present’ and edited during its 26 years by Frederic Shoberl. (The ...
Francis Danby

Francis Danby  

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(b Common, nr. Wexford, 16 Nov. 1793; d Exmouth, Devon, 10 Feb. 1861).Irish-born painter, active in England. He worked mainly in Bristol and London, but between 1830 and 1838, owing to financial and ...
Glass Town and Angrian saga

Glass Town and Angrian saga  

The Glass Town and Angrian saga originated in three plays associated with the Brontë children's toy soldiers (Young Men's Play, Our Fellows' Play, and Islanders' Play), that were initially acted ...
Hudson River School

Hudson River School  

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Term applied retrospectively to a number of American landscape painters, active c.1825–c.1875, who were inspired by pride in the beauty of their homeland. The early leaders and the three most ...
imagery in the Brontës' works

imagery in the Brontës' works  

Besides the landscape of the Yorkshire moors and lowering weather, inspiration for the Brontës' imagery came from their eclectic reading, ranging from Milton's grandeur to Gothic melodrama found in ...
John Milton

John Milton  

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(1608–74),son of John Milton the elder, a scrivener and composer of music. He was educated at St Paul's School and Christ's College, Cambridge, where he wrote poetry in Latin, Italian, and English, ...
Martin, John

Martin, John (1789–1854)   Reference library

An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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(1789–1854),

painter, etcher, engraver, *engineer, and reformer. As a painter of a technologically

Martin, John

Martin, John   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of Art (3 ed.)

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(b Haydon Bridge, Northumberland, 19 July 1789; d Douglas, Isle of Man, 17 Feb. 1854).

English Romantic painter and ...

Martin, John

Martin, John (1789–1854)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Western Art

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(1789–1854).

English painter and engraver. Martin was born near Newcastle where, after an apprenticeship to a coach painter,

Martin, John

Martin, John (1789–1854)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Martin’s dramatic landscapes were particularly suited to illustrating Milton and the Bible. His *mezzotints for Paradise Lost (S. Prowett...

mezzotint

mezzotint  

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(It., mezzotinto: ‘half-tint’).A printmaking method that produces subtly graduated tones rather than lines; the term also applies to a print made by this method. A metal (usually copper) plate is ...

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