John Linnell Landscape(‘The Windmill’) 1844–5, exhibited 1845

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John Linnell 1792–1882
Landscape(‘The Windmill’)
Date 1844–5, exhibited 1845
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 381 x 457 mm
frame: 770 x 783 x 61 mm
Acquisition Presented by Robert Vernon 1847
Not on display

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Linnell was one of the nineteenth century’s wealthiest landscape artists. From the late 1840s he exclusively painted landscapes and, never venturing far from Surrey where he lived from 1851, he was described by Constable as ‘a stay-at-home painter’.Windmills were an important motif in Linnell’s oil paintings, and this scene may have been painted on Hampstead Heath. Like Constable, he probably would have sometimes worked outside, though not necessarily on this picture.

May 2007

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