26 November 2002
John Linnell (1792-1882)
Kensington gravel pits
oil on panel
5½ x 9 in. (14 x 22.9 cm.)
Boyce Collection (as John Constable).
Mr and Mrs Lester Francis Avnet.
with Leggatt Brothers, London.
with Thomas Agnew and Sons, Ltd., London, no. 10750.
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This picture is likely to have been painted c.1811-12, possibly as a plein-air sketch for the large Kensington Gravel Pits exhibited at the British Gallery (Tate Britain, London, see note to lot 64).
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