Skirmishers of the 52nd Oxfordshire Light Infantry - Henry Martens, 1853
Skirmishers of the 52nd Oxfordshire Light Infantry - Henry Martens, 1853
Skirmishers of the 52nd Oxfordshire Light Infantry - Henry Martens, 1853
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Skirmishers of the 52nd Oxfordshire Light Infantry - Henry Martens, 1853

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Overall:  31cm (12,25in) x 39.5cm (15.5in)

Watercolour on paper. Signed lower ‘HM’ lower right for Henry Martens. Framed and glazed.

Henry Martens (fl.1825-1865) enjoyed a successful career as artist creating military themed, historical and contemporary works for the Anglo-German lithographer and publisher Rudolf Ackmermann who ran the Eclipse Sporting Gallery at 191 Regent Street. He is best known works were engraved by John Harris and published by Ackermann in ‘Costumes of the British Army’ betwen 1849 and 1853. Martens worked mainly in watercolour although he exhibited a few oils at various galleries including the British Institution and the Society of British Artists.

Overall:  31cm (12,25in) x 39.5cm (15.5in)

Watercolour on paper. Signed lower ‘HM’ lower right for Henry Martens. Framed and glazed.

Henry Martens (fl.1825-1865) enjoyed a successful career as artist creating military themed, historical and contemporary works for the Anglo-German lithographer and publisher Rudolf Ackmermann who ran the Eclipse Sporting Gallery at 191 Regent Street. He is best known works were engraved by John Harris and published by Ackermann in ‘Costumes of the British Army’ betwen 1849 and 1853. Martens worked mainly in watercolour although he exhibited a few oils at various galleries including the British Institution and the Society of British Artists.