Joseph Mallord William Turner

1 portrait

Joseph Mallord William Turner, by John Linnell, 1838 - NPG 6344 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Joseph Mallord William Turner

by John Linnell
oil on canvas, 1838
18 1/8 in. x 15 1/8 in. (460 mm x 384 mm)
Purchased, 1995
Primary Collection
NPG 6344


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  • John Linnell (1792-1882), Painter. Artist associated with 67 portraits, Sitter in 8 portraits.

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Although he ended his career as Professor of Perspective at the Royal Academy, Turner was an intensely private man who rarely had his portrait painted. Linnell developed this from memory at the request of the Revd Daniell at whose table both artist and sitter frequently met.

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  • NPG D9365: Joseph Mallord William Turner (after)
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