ELLIOT HENRY/HAIGH MARTEN (FL. 1886-1910) A Dorset Coastline
with sheep grazing near cliff edges to the foreground, signed lower right, watercolour, 35cm x 53cm
£80 - £150
Bidding ended. Lot has been sold.
Elliott H Marten was born in Calverley, Bradford, Yorkshire in 1866. He was living in Bradford until the Census of 1881 and he exhibited at the Yorkshire Union of Artists in 1888, after marrying in Bradford in 1887. By 1890 he was advertising his Academy of Painting at 59 High Street, Chelmsford, Essex, where he was listed as Art Master and Medallist S. Kensington, presumably the Royal Academy Schools in South Kensington. Although a prolific watercolourist, he exhibited very little. According to the Dictionary of British Artists (Collectors' Club), he exhibited 1 painting entitled 'Autumn Leaves' at the Royal Academy in 1886 from an address in Hawick in North Britain (confirmed by Graves Dictionary) and 5 at the Dudley Gallery. He is also listed in the Dictionary of Victorian Painters by Christopher Wood, The Dictionary of British Watercolour Artists by H. Mallalieu, the Dictionary of Scottish Painters and the Yorkshire Union of Artists by Dennis Child. Although he painted all over the country, his favourite locations were Scotland, the Lake District, Sussex and of course Dorset