Catalogue entry

John Linnell 1792–1882

T00935 Study of Buildings (‘Study from Nature’) 1806

Inscribed on label on reverse, ‘No 9. Study from Nature (1806) in Oil. John Linnell.’ Oil on millboard, 6 7/16 x 10 (16.5 x 25.5).
Purchased from Mrs Patricia Linnell (Grant-in-Aid) 1967.
Coll: By descent to Mrs Patricia Linnell.
Exh: ? R.A. 1807 (153, ‘A Study from Nature’); Old Masters, R.A., winter 1883 (110, ‘Sketch from Nature, Upper part of old farm buildings, 6x10 in.’).

The 1883 Old Masters exhibition also included another ‘Sketch from Nature, Farm-buildings, 7 x 10 in.’ (111) and ‘Study from Nature, Old houses; at the door of one of them is seated a boy, 16 x 12¼ in.’ (120); both were also described as painted in 1806 and were lent by the Linnell Family. This work was probably painted at Twickenham at the same time as no. T00934.

Published in The Tate Gallery Report 1967–1968, London 1968.