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Martin, John

Martin, John (1789-1854), a painter, very popular in his day, was born near Hexham, in Northumberland, and in 1806 came to London. Of his sixteen huge canvases, which were considered by some critics of the day superior to Turner, Belshazzar's Feast and The Ere of the Deluge are best known.