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John Linnell

(1792-1882), Painter

Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter in 8 portraits
Artist associated with 69 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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John Linnell, by Elliott & Fry - NPG Ax17255

John Linnell

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax17255

John Linnell, by Maull & Co - NPG Ax14948

John Linnell

by Maull & Co
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG Ax14948

John Linnell, by F. Otto's School of Photography - NPG x12450

John Linnell

by F. Otto's School of Photography
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x12450

John Linnell, by Elliott & Fry - NPG Ax28971

John Linnell

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 1866
NPG Ax28971

John Linnell, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x12447

John Linnell

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 1866
NPG x12447

John Linnell, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x12448

John Linnell

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 1866
NPG x12448

John Linnell, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x12449

John Linnell

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 1866
NPG x12449

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