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John Linnell (1792-1882), Painter

Sitter in 8 portraits
Artist associated with 67 portraits
John Linnell was a successful and much admired artist during his lifetime. He had a thriving portrait practice, but his real passion was always landscape painting. Largely self-taught, he entered the Royal Academy Schools in 1805, and he became a pupil of John Varley at around the same time. From 1807 to 1811, he exhibited oil paintings, mainly genre scenes and landscapes, at the Royal Academy and at the British Institution. From the late 1840s, he abandoned portraiture in favour of landscapes. Deeply religious, his work includes Biblical as well as English landscapes. Throughout his life, his work was much in demand and he became very prosperous.

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4523

Robert Hunt

by John Linnell
pencil, 1819
NPG 4523

5204

William Newman

by John Linnell
watercolour and pencil, circa 1820
NPG 5204

2146

William Blake

replica by John Linnell
watercolour, 1861 (1821)
NPG 2146

3683

George Rennie

by John Linnell
watercolour on ivory, 1824
NPG 3683

1817

Sir Thomas Erskine Perry

by John Linnell
pencil and red and white chalk, 1825-1850
NPG 1817

1690

William Mulready

by John Linnell
oil on panel, 1833
NPG 1690

672

Sarah Austin (nee Taylor)

by John Linnell
chalk and pencil, 1834
NPG 672

1441

Samuel Warren

attributed to John Linnell
oil on canvas, circa 1835-1840
NPG 1441

772

Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Bt

by John Linnell
oil on panel, 1838
NPG 772

6344

Joseph Mallord William Turner

by John Linnell
oil on canvas, 1838
On display in Room 18 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6344

1818b

Harvey Aston

by John Linnell
pencil and crayon, 1839
NPG 1818b

1812

William Crotch

by John Linnell
watercolour, 1839
NPG 1812

1813

William Crotch

by John Linnell
watercolour, circa 1839
NPG 1813

1814

Charles Mayne Young

by John Linnell
chalk, circa 1840
NPG 1814

1818a

Mr Tabrum

by John Linnell
pencil and red and white chalk, 1841
NPG 1818a

1816

Samuel Bagster the Elder

by John Linnell
pencil and white chalk, circa 1852
NPG 1816