8 April 2008
THE PROPERTY OF A LADY
John Linnell (British, 1792-1882)
signed and dated 'J. Linnell. 1849.' (lower right)
oil on panel
15 x 22 in. (38.1 x 55.9 cm.)
Painted in 1849.
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.
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David Linnell, Blake, Palmer, Linnell & Co.: The Life of John Linnell, 1994, p. 363, no. 138.
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.
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