Oil on canvas by John Martin (1789-1854) titled, "The Destruction of the Cities of the Plains" signed lower center, dated 1823. Purchased in 1965 from Leggatt Brothers - Fine Art Dealers in London England. Original receipt and correspondence accompanies this lot. Frame size: H 43-1/4", W 66". Sight: H 39", W 61-1/4". Old relining. Inspected under UV light. Very minor retouch to some separation in the painted surface. Appears to have no damage or loss. No in-painting in or around the signature and date. See last 4 images under UV light. See link for high-res images https://www.dropbox.com/sh/eqounv0te9qysuh/AACmZEHuzVBU9ox5aDOonrF-a?dl=0 Estate of anthropologists and food historian Michael and Sophie Coe. New Haven, Ct The authorship and age of this lot is guaranteed as represented in the description. A full refund will be granted if returned to New Haven Auctions in the same condition as which it was sent, within 30 days of the sale date. After 30 days, sale is final. Buyer must supply New Haven Auctions an opinion from a qualified third party authority, in writing, before a refund is given. Shipping costs are not refundable. .