Early Years

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John Martin's Birthplace

East Land Ends Cottage, Haydon Bridge, Northumberland

Old East Land Ends Cottage

Below are two Views of this Cottage In 2000 with some Signs of New Life apparent

East Land Ends Cottage 2000 North Gable East Land Ends Cottage 2000 East Wall

The Commemorative Plaque on the Cottage's North Gable Wall. Erected 100 years after his birth.

Wall Plaque

A View from Martin's Cottage to the West "The Valley of the Tyne, my Native Country from near Henshaw" the area of the 1842 Water Colour Inspiration?

Towards Henshaw

A View of Nearby Langley Castle where the young Martin Found an Old Canvas on which he Painted a Picture of his Grandmother's Cat

Langley Castle 2002

Langley Castle is now a hotel and spectacular venue for weddings

Langley Castle 2002 entrance

Haydon Bridge today

Haydon Bridge today

The painting below is by Salvatore Rosa 'Soldiers in a Rocky Gorge' 17thC Oil on Canvas unframed dimensions H:1320mm W:940mm Depth:28mm from the Hatton Gallery Collection, Newcastle upon Tyne. When learning with the Muss family in Newcastle, John was influenced by such landscape works which Boniface Musso, his tutor, owned as engravings. Many of his own paintings featured such soldiers, rocks, rivers, trees and gorges reminiscent of his childhood haunts around the River Allen.

Soldiers in a Rocky Gorge
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