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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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Zachary Langton, by John Linnell - NPG D37164

Zachary Langton

by John Linnell
mezzotint, 1836 (1836)
NPG D37164

John Leifchild, by John Linnell, published by  John Leifchild - NPG D37276

John Leifchild

by John Linnell, published by John Leifchild
mezzotint, published 10 November 1836
NPG D37276

Pelham Warren, by and published by John Linnell - NPG D37854

Pelham Warren

by and published by John Linnell
mezzotint, published 10 November 1836 (1835)
NPG D37854

Thomas Spring Rice, 1st Baron Monteagle of Brandon, by and published by John Linnell, published by  Francis Graves & Co - NPG D38916

Thomas Spring Rice, 1st Baron Monteagle of Brandon

by and published by John Linnell, published by Francis Graves & Co
mezzotint, published 15 March 1836
NPG D38916

Edward William Wynne Pendarves, by John Linnell, published by  Dominic Charles Colnaghi - NPG D40135

Edward William Wynne Pendarves

by John Linnell, published by Dominic Charles Colnaghi
mezzotint, published March 1836 (1835)
NPG D40135

Pelham Warren, by and published by John Linnell - NPG D16141

Pelham Warren

by and published by John Linnell
mezzotint, published 10 November 1836 (1835)
NPG D16141

Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Bt, by John Linnell, published by  Thomas Boys - NPG D8878

Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Bt

by John Linnell, published by Thomas Boys
mezzotint, published 1838
NPG D8878

William Evans, by (Isaac) Weld Taylor, printed by  Jérémie Graf, published by  Thomas Boys, after  John Linnell - NPG D36596

William Evans

by (Isaac) Weld Taylor, printed by Jérémie Graf, published by Thomas Boys, after John Linnell
lithograph, published 6 March 1840
NPG D36596

Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Bt, by James Scott, published by  Thomas Boys, after  John Linnell - NPG D39594

Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Bt

by James Scott, published by Thomas Boys, after John Linnell
mezzotint, published 1 January 1840
NPG D39594

Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Bt, by James Scott, published by  Thomas Boys, after  John Linnell - NPG D39595

Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Bt

by James Scott, published by Thomas Boys, after John Linnell
mezzotint, published 1 January 1840
NPG D39595

Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Bt, by James Scott, published by  Thomas Boys, after  John Linnell - NPG D39596

Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Bt

by James Scott, published by Thomas Boys, after John Linnell
mezzotint, published 1 January 1840
NPG D39596

Robert Peel, by John Linnell, published by  Welch & Gwynne - NPG D39600

Robert Peel

by John Linnell, published by Welch & Gwynne
mezzotint, published May 1841 (1838)
NPG D39600

Thomas Hill, by Joseph Brown, published by  Richard Bentley, after  John Linnell - NPG D3256

Thomas Hill

by Joseph Brown, published by Richard Bentley, after John Linnell
stipple engraving, published January 1841
NPG D3256

Joseph Strutt, by John Linnell, published by  Moseley & Nephew - NPG D42093

Joseph Strutt

by John Linnell, published by Moseley & Nephew
mezzotint, published 12 April 1842
NPG D42093

Joseph Strutt, by John Linnell, published by  Moseley & Nephew - NPG D42094

Joseph Strutt

by John Linnell, published by Moseley & Nephew
mezzotint, published 12 April 1842
NPG D42094

Joseph Strutt, by John Linnell, published by  Moseley & Nephew - NPG D42095

Joseph Strutt

by John Linnell, published by Moseley & Nephew
mezzotint, published 12 April 1842
NPG D42095

Henry Stephen Fox-Strangways, 3rd Earl of Ilchester, by James Henry Lynch, published by  Joseph Hogarth, after  John Linnell - NPG D46380

Henry Stephen Fox-Strangways, 3rd Earl of Ilchester

by James Henry Lynch, published by Joseph Hogarth, after John Linnell
lithograph, published 7 March 1860
NPG D46380

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