• Cattle on a Country Road -
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    Signed lower left: J. Linnell

    Watercolour over pencil

    148 x 216 mm., 6 x 8 ¾ in.

     

    Provenance:

    With the Fine Art Society, London, April 1963;

    Private Collection, UK

     

  • Study of Harvesters -
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    black and white chalk on grey paper

    19.4 by 28.6cm., 7 1/2 by 11 1/4 inches

  • Sky study -
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    signed lower left: J Linnell

    black and white chalk on grey paper

    15.5 by 23.3cm., 6 by 9 inches

  • Haymaking among Trees -
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    signed lower right: J. Linnell/15

    black and white chalk on buff paper

    27.8 x 42 cm., 10 ? x 16 ? inches

     

    Provenance:

    Anonymous sale, Sotheby?s 8th April 1998, lot 141

    Private Collection, U.K.

     

    This is probably a view taken in Windsor Forest. Linnell spent a month at Winkfield, near Windsor, in May 1815 with his fianc?e Mary Ann Palmer and spent a lot of that time sketching in Windsor Park and Forest. He also visited the Isle of Wight in September 1815.

  • A Boatyard by the Thames, London -
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    Signed lower left: J Linnell f.

    Black and white chalk on blue paper

    16.2 by 24.1 cm., 6 1/4 by 9 1/2 inches

     

    This rare early drawing by Linnell can be dated to between 1805 and 1809 when he was taught by John Varley.

  • Study of a Wherry on the Thames, London -
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    Signed lower left: J Linnell f. 

    Black and white chalk on blue paper

    14.8 by 21.6 cm., 5 /4 by 8 1/2 inches

     

    This rare early drawing by Linnell can be dated to between 1805 and 1809 when he was taught by John Varley.

  • Trees in a Landscape -
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    Signed lower left: J.L./16

    Watercolour on laid paper

    10.2 by 14.3 cm., 4 by 5 ½  in.

     

    Provenance:

    By descent from the artist to his granddaughter Mrs T.H. Riches, her sale, Sotheby’s, 18th October 1950, lot 138, bt Agnews;

    Private Collection, London

  • Portrait of Mrs Nasmyth -
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    Signed lower left: J  Linnell fect 1836.

    Pencil, coloured chalks and watercolour on buff paper

    56.1 by 40.5 cm., 22 by 15 ¾ in.

     

    Literature:

    W.S. Fine Art, Summer Catalogue, 2009, no. 55, pp. 90-91

     

    This portrait drawing of the wife of the eminent dental surgeon Alexander Nasmyth (1789-1848) is unusually well documented in Linnell’s diary and archive in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. Linnell painted portraits in oil of Mr and Mrs Nasmyth in 1833-34 and Nasmyth later wrote to Linnell requesting a portrait of his wife `in the Ten pound style’ meaning a watercolour and chalk drawing. The drawing was eventually executed on 28th June 1836. Nasmyth then requested that Linnell include a chair and table in the portrait which he added when he dined with the Nasmyths in their house at 13a George St, Hanover Square on 14th July.

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