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Last NameMartens    
Given NameConrad    
alt. NamesC. M. ;    
MarriageJane Brackenbury Carter (18xx-18xx) in 1837    
Childrentwo girls and one son who died early as a child    
Year born1801 in London, England    
Year died1878    
Place of deathSydney, New South Wales     
Father's occupationmerchant J. C. H. Martens (born in Hamburg, later settled in London) & his wife Rebecca    
Relativestwo artist-brothers and one sister    
Educationby landscape-artist Copley Fielding (1787-1855)    
Country of ActivityAustralia    
Worked forCharles Darwin: see www.lib.cam.ac.uk/ConradMartens/    
Patronagelarge coll. of C.M.s illustr. in Mitchell Library in Sydney,Dixson Galleries of Public Library of New South Wales & in National Art Galleries     
Collaboratorssuccessor of -> August Earle on board of H.M.S. Beagle ;    
Techniquesnatural history pencil & crayon drawing, watercolor, painting, lithography, landscapes, topography, flora & fauna    
Sample(s)Lionel Lindsay: C.M: the Man&his Art. Sydney: Angus & Robertson 1920, online http://archive.org/details/conradmartensman00linduoft    
Archival sourcesMelbourne, Sydney & British Museums; www.nla.gov.au/selected-library-collections/martens-collection    
Published sourcesAKL ; ThB 24 1930: 14 9; Australian Dict. of Biogr. 2(1967): 212-3 ; R. D. Keynes: Beagle Record: Selections from Original Pictorial Records & Written Account (1979) ; E. Ellis 1994 ; Rice 2010: chapter 8 ; S. de Vries Evans: C. M. on the Beagle and in Australia (1993) ; Magee 2009: 81, 113, 249 & 252 ; Cameron 1981: 46    
otherArtist on HMS Beagle during an expedition from Montevideo Uruguay to Valparaiso Chile 1833-4; Tahiti, New Zealand & Australia 1835ff.; he settled in Sydney, Australia.    

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