1 portrait of Harvey Aston
by John Linnell
pencil and crayon, 1839
15 in. x 12 1/2 in. (381 mm x 318 mm)
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Artistback to top
- John Linnell (1792-1882), Painter. Artist associated with 66 portraits, Sitter in 8 portraits.
This portraitback to top
This drawing shows Harvey Aston on his deathbed. Very little is known about Aston or the circumstances of this drawing, but it is likely that his family commissioned Linnell to memorialise him. During the nineteenth-century, the memory of dead loved ones was often perpetuated through paintings, death-masks and busts, which were viewed as therapeutic aids in the process of grieving.
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- John Linnell: Portraits (24 March 2007 - 9 September 2007)