The Annunciation to the Shepherds / Art Antiques London
181 x 130mm
1789-1854, United Kingdom
Watercolour, heightened with bodycolour and gum arabic and scratching out. Signed and dated J. Martin 1833. in brown ink at the lower left.
Stephen Ongpin Fine Art
Drawn in 1833, at the height of the artist’s success and prosperity, this lovely, refined watercolour is one of the earliest versions of a composition of The Annunciation to the Shepherds that Martin was to revisit, mainly in the form of prints, over the next decade.