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John Linnell

(1792-1882), Painter

Sitter in 8 portraits
Artist associated with 68 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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J.M.W. Turner, published by Friedrich Bruckmann, after  Charles Wentworth Wass, after  John Linnell - NPG x197176

J.M.W. Turner

published by Friedrich Bruckmann, after Charles Wentworth Wass, after John Linnell
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1875 (1838)
NPG x197176

John Martin, by and published by John Linnell - NPG D38285

John Martin

by and published by John Linnell
etching, published May 1813
NPG D38285

Joseph Ivimey, by Charles Penny, after  John Linnell - NPG D3150

Joseph Ivimey

by Charles Penny, after John Linnell
mezzotint, published 1820
NPG D3150

Rowland Hill, by and published by John Linnell - NPG D35841

Rowland Hill

by and published by John Linnell
etching, published March 1827
NPG D35841

Rowland Hill, by and published by John Linnell - NPG D19930

Rowland Hill

by and published by John Linnell
etching, published March 1827
NPG D19930

William Empson, by William Walker, after  John Linnell - NPG D36185

William Empson

by William Walker, after John Linnell
mezzotint, mid 19th century
NPG D36185

Reverend Stratton, by Thomas Goff Lupton, after  John Linnell - NPG D42087

Reverend Stratton

by Thomas Goff Lupton, after John Linnell
mezzotint, mid 19th century
NPG D42087

Robert Gooch, by and published for John Linnell, published by  William Johnstone White - NPG D34589

Robert Gooch

by and published for John Linnell, published by William Johnstone White
line engraving, published 1 May 1831
NPG D34589

Sir Augustus Wall Callcott, by and published by John Linnell - NPG D32538

Sir Augustus Wall Callcott

by and published by John Linnell
mezzotint, published 1 March 1832
NPG D32538

Sir Augustus Wall Callcott, by and published by John Linnell - NPG D19580

Sir Augustus Wall Callcott

by and published by John Linnell
mezzotint, published 1 March 1832
NPG D19580

William Bray, by John Linnell - NPG D32091

William Bray

by John Linnell
mezzotint, published 1833
NPG D32091

William Bray, by John Linnell - NPG D32092

William Bray

by John Linnell
mezzotint, published 1833
NPG D32092

Charles Babbage, by John Linnell, published by  Paul and Dominic Colnaghi & Co - NPG D16124

Charles Babbage

by John Linnell, published by Paul and Dominic Colnaghi & Co
stipple engraving, published 1 January 1833
NPG D16124

James Stephen, by John Linnell, published by  Dominic Charles Colnaghi - NPG D32850

James Stephen

by John Linnell, published by Dominic Charles Colnaghi
mezzotint, published 1 August 1834
NPG D32850

Thomas Robert Malthus, by John Linnell - NPG D38173

Thomas Robert Malthus

by John Linnell
mezzotint, published 1 January 1834 (1833)
NPG D38173

Thomas Robert Malthus, by and published for John Linnell, published by  Dominic Charles Colnaghi - NPG D15408

Thomas Robert Malthus

by and published for John Linnell, published by Dominic Charles Colnaghi
mezzotint, published 1 January 1834 (1833)
NPG D15408

George Augustus Eliott Marsh, by John Linnell, published by  James Izzard - NPG D38269

George Augustus Eliott Marsh

by John Linnell, published by James Izzard
mixed-method engraving, published November 1835 (1835)
NPG D38269

Zachary Langton, by John Linnell - NPG D37163

Zachary Langton

by John Linnell
mezzotint, 1836 (1836)
NPG D37163

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