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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

John Linnell (1792-1882), Painter

Portrait and landscape painter; studied at RA schools; friend of William Blake and Samuel Palmer; prolific output of portraits and landscapes, which made him famous; ARA, 1821, but withdrew, 1842; declined membership when offered in later life.

This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Ormond, Early Victorian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1973, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.