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    Sale 5402

    Victorian & Traditionalist Pictures

    3 September 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 27

    James Thomas Linnell (1820-1895)

    South Coast

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    Estimate

    James Thomas Linnell (1820-1895)
    South Coast
    signed 'James T. Linnell' (lower left) and further signed and inscribed 'No. 2/South Coast/1864 James Tho. Linn..' (on a fragmentary label on the reverse)
    oil on canvas
    19.5.8 x 28 in. (49.8 x 71.2 cm.)


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    James Thomas Linnell was the second son of John Linnell. He lived in London and later at Redhill in Surrey. His rustic landscapes show a clear debt to his father but employ a brighter coloured palette. The present picture is probably based on drawings that the artist made during his honeymoon, a walking tour in Wales, with reference to sketches made along the south coast three years before.

    We are grateful to David Linnell for his help in preparing this catalogue entry.

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