John Martin, an English painter, was born at Haydon Bridge, Northumberland, July 19, 1789. He went to London in 1806, and after a hard struggle for a living became known by means of his picture, Sadak in Search of the Waters of Oblivion. His works were quite popular and were highly raised by BulwerLytton. Among them are the Fall of Babylon, Belshazzar's Feast and The Deluge. Martin died Feb. 17, 1854.