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William Martin

(1772 -  1851 )
MARTIN William Woodland Landscape

David Lay
Jan 15, 2015
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William Martin - A Drawing Of A Proposed Design For The Cast-iron High Level Bridge

William Martin - A Drawing Of A Proposed Design For The Cast-iron High Level Bridge

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Lot number: 57
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William Martin
(1772-1851)
A DRAWING OF A PROPOSED DESIGN FOR THE CAST-IRON HIGH LEVEL BRIDGE AT NEWCASTLE IN A FANCIFUL STYLE SHOWING THE ARCHES TOPPED BY LARGE LION TERMINALS AND AN ELEPHANT-CART CROSSING THE LOWER CARRIAGE-WAY
signed, indistinctly inscribed and indistinctly dated (Jan?) 12th 1845
ink and wash on thick paper laid on canvas
67 x 99cms; 26 1/2 x 39in.)

Martin was a self-proclaimed philosopher, designer and inventor. Born at Haltwhistle, Northumberland, he was the brother of the artist John Martin, RA and the arsonist "mad" Jonathan Martin who attempted to burn down York Minster. William was an able mechanic who was awarded the Isis Silver Medal of the Society of Arts for a spring weighing machine. For most of his life he lived at Newcastle and Wallsend and founded the Martinean Society in opposition to The Royal Society. In 1835 he designed a novel but impractical form of miners' safety lamp and subsequently attacked Humphry Davy claiming that he had stolen his ideas. This composition, similarly, appears to be part of a claim by William that ideas by brother John and himself were stolen by Robert Stephenson for the construction of the High Level Bridge which combines the principles of arch and suspension in a two-deck form. Part of his justification was the design in 1834 by John for a roof over an aqueduct to support a railway line. The now difficult-to-read inscription below this drawing uses the word "malicious" and makes reference to Stephenson's equally innovative design for the Britannia Bridge (constructed 1846-50) over the Menait Strait which was completed after the High Level (constructed 1847-49). From 1849 William lived with his brother John at Chelsea, where he died on 9th February.
William Martin - Aquaticycle

William Martin - Aquaticycle

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Lot number: 455
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William G. Martin
(American, b. 1969)
Aquaticycle,
wood, steel, resin coated fabric
Height: 77 inches.
William Martin - Woodland Landscape

William Martin - Woodland Landscape

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Lot number: 81
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WILLIAM MARTIN Woodland Landscape Watercolour Signed 35 x 52cm Provenance: A gift from the artist to the vendor.
William Martin - Figures In A River Landscape

William Martin - Figures In A River Landscape

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Lot number: 17
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William Martin
19th Century
Figures in a River Landscape
Signed
W. Martin
Oil on canvas
10 x 18 inches;
William Martin - Woodland Landscape

William Martin - Woodland Landscape

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Lot number: 2
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WILLIAM MARTIN
Woodland Landscape
Watercolour
Signed
35 x 52cm
Provenance: A gift from the artist to the vendor.
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