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This study of a ruined barn was presumably made in Twickenham, where Linnell made
a number of sketches which focus closely
on specific details.

 

Nature's more ramshackle and untidy features, and especially tumbledown buildings and cottages, were popular elements of the current 'Picturesque' aesthetic. They also appear in paintings
by Linnell's friend, William Mulready.

 

September 2004