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    Sale 1984

    19th Century European Art

    8 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 81

    John Linnell (British, 1792-1882)

    Evening

    Price Realised  

    John Linnell (British, 1792-1882)
    Evening
    signed and dated 'J. Linnell. 1849.' (lower right)
    oil on panel
    15 x 22 in. (38.1 x 55.9 cm.)
    Painted in 1849.


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    Linnell's diaries show that he started the picture on 23 January 1849 and completed it in May that year. It is a companion to The Hoppers-Evening (Private Collection; Linnell, op.cit., no. 139), which was also sold by Linnell to Joseph Gillott and passed on by him to William Wethered.

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

    Provenance

    Joseph Gillott of Birmingham, acquired directly from the artist.
    William Wethered, acquired from the above.
    Miss C. G. Astley-Nicholson.
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 9 June 1995, lot 282.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY


    Literature

    David Linnell, Blake, Palmer, Linnell & Co.: The Life of John Linnell, 1994, p. 363, no. 138.