Rubens and Flemish painting scholar; National Gallery (London) assistant keeper at the National Gallery and Director Christie. Martin worked as an assistant keeper at the National Gallery in the 1960s. He joined Christie's auction house as a director specializing in Old Master paintings. In 2005 Martin published the volume in the Corpus Rubenianum catalogue raisonné, begun by Ludwig Burchard, on the ceiling decoration of the Banqueting Hall.
The Flemish School, Circa 1600-circa 1900. London: National Gallery, 1970; Rubens: the Ceiling Decoration of the Banqueting Hall. Corpus Rubenianum Ludwig Burchard 15. London: Harvey Miller, 2005; Rubens in London: Art and Diplomacy. London: Harvey Miller, 2010.
Bazin, Germain. Histoire de l'histoire de l'art; de Vasari à nos jours. Paris: Albin Michel, 1986 p. 515