27 January 2010
John Linnell (London 1792-1882 Redhill)
signed and dated 'J. Linnell. 1849.' (lower right)
oil on panel
15 x 22 in. (38.1 x 55.9 cm.)
Acquired directly from the artist by
Joseph Gillott, Birmingham.
Miss C. G. Astley-Nicholson.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 9 June 1995, lot 282.
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D. Linnell, Blake, Palmer, Linnell & Co.: The Life of John Linnell, Sussex, 1994, p. 363, no. 138.
Linnell's diaries show that he started this painting 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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