Capital outing for painting

EPIC: John Martin's painting is heading to Tate Britain this autumn.
EPIC: John Martin's painting is heading to Tate Britain this autumn.
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a PAINTING which has hung in Dewsbury Town Hall since 1928 is going on display in London.

John Martin’s 1848 canvas, entitled Joshua Commanding the Sun to Stand Still Upon Gibeon, will be at the Millennium Gallery, Sheffield, until September 4 before heading for the capital.

It will be on show at Tate Britain as part of the first exhibition of the romantic painter’s works for more than 30 years.