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Best remembered for his watercolours of Sydney Harbour, Conrad Martens was born
in London and arrived in Sydney, after extensive travels, in 1835.
The two greatest influences upon him as an artist were his training in London
under Copley Fielding and his appointment as ship's artist and topographer on Charles Darwin's scientific voyage
aboard "HMS Beagle".
From Copley Fielding, Martens learnt his love and mastery of the picturesque landscape style exemplified by
Claude Lorrain and Joseph Turner.
From Darwin and particularly from the commander of "The Beagle", Captain
Fitzroy, Martens acquired a concern for precision and scientific observation of clouds and other meteorological
View Of Sydney From North Shore
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