21 November 2002
John Linnell (1792-1882)
The Reverend Edward Bury (1790-1832), bust-length
signed 'J Linnell' (lower left) and inscribed 'Rvd E. Bury' (lower right)
pencil heightened with white, on buff paper
9¾ x 6 in. (24.7 x 15.2 cm,)
Mrs Olive Herbert, grand-daughter of the artist.
Charles E. Preston, 1948.
A. Buckland Kent, 1962.
Anon. sale; Sotheby's, London, 19 July 1986, lot 126.
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The Reverend Bury was the second husband of Lady Charlotte Campbell, (1775-1861) the romantic novelist. The Burys appear to have been on very good terms with Linnell who supplied their household with vegetables and fowl from his plot in Porchester Terrace.
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