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Elias Martin

1739-1818 Sweden/Aquarelles-Landscapes


Brief Biography-Elias Martin was born in Stockholm in 1739. He was an etcher and landscape painter deeply impressed by Claude Lorrain; however, his watercolours outdid his oils. He stayed in England from 1768 to 1780, where he became an Associate of the Royal Academy and was impressed by Richard Wilson, which is evident in his landscapes. His etchings show the influence of William Hogarth. In Sweden, King Gustav III appointed him a Court painter. He gained notability for his views of Stockholm, which his younger brother Johann Friedrich Martin helped him publish. Martin also painted portraits, history, and genre pieces.


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Landscape with a
Waterfall and Cattle

Landscape with a Waterfall and Cattle

Construction of
the Sveaborg

Construction of the Sveaborg Fortress


Dannemora Mine

Landscape with

Landscape with House and Musicerande Societies

View over

View over Stockholm

Aspa Iron

Aspa Iron Works



Views of

Views of Uppsala with Cathedral

Lund Cathedral
and Lilla Torg

Lund Cathedral and Lilla Torg

View from

View from Rodbodtorget towards Gamla stan and Riddarholmen

The Galley Docks
of Suomenlinna

The Galley Docks of Suomenlinna Fortress

in the Alps

Waterfall in the Alps