Alexander and Diogenes

early 19th century (made)

Martin, John

Height: 25 cm, Width: 31.5 cm

P.71-1968 PDP

Watercolour entitled 'Alexander and Diogenes' by John Martin. Great Britain, early 19th century.

Watercolour depicting Alexander and Diogenes

A version of this composition in oil was in the collection of Col. M. H. Grant and a sepia drawing of 1817 in the Ashmolean Museum. Another water-colour version was with the Leger Gallery in 1954, (dated ?1852). This is more closely related to the steel engraving by E. Finden in the Literary Souvenir, 1827, which differs in detail from P.71-1968.

Bequeathed by Thomas Balston through The Art Fund

Location: Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case WD, shelf 69, box A

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