John Linnell – <em>The Sandpits, Hampstead Heath</em>
John Linnell – <em>The Sandpits, Hampstead Heath</em>
John Linnell – <em>The Sandpits, Hampstead Heath</em>

John Linnell – The Sandpits, Hampstead Heath

1836 England

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The Sandpits, Hamstead Heath is a carefully observed study and almost impressionistically painted study of the everyday tooil of workers collecting and bagging sand for use presumably in the local town.

Painted by one of the greatest 19th century artists, John Linnell. Brought up in an artistic environment, Johns father, James, was a carver and gilder. The young Linnell's artistic talents became apparent at an early age and his father was able to capitalise on them setting his son to work producing copies of George Morland (whose works were much in demand), which he was able to sell. John studied under Sir Benjamin West and renowned landscape painter John Varley, and rose to become one of the outstanding landscape painters of the 19th century. Linnell in his day commanded around 1000 guineas for his work, an extraordinary sum; his name and ability compared to and on a par with Turner, Constable, William Blake and Samuel Palmer.
Excellent. The painting has been lightly cleaned and re-lined for stability. Oil on canvas in more recent traditional style giltwood composition frame
From a private collection in London
John Linnell, British, (1792 - 1882) – The Sandpits, Hampstead Heath – dated 1835. Oil on canvas in more recent traditional style giltwood composition frame
Dimensions
Height 45.00 cm (17.72 inches)
Width 65.00 cm (25.59 inches)
Stock Code
1651
Medium
Oil on canvas
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