John Linnell, RA, HRSA, RWS – <em>“The Departure of the Emigrants” </em>
John Linnell, RA, HRSA, RWS – <em>“The Departure of the Emigrants” </em>
John Linnell, RA, HRSA, RWS – <em>“The Departure of the Emigrants” </em>
John Linnell, RA, HRSA, RWS – <em>“The Departure of the Emigrants” </em>

JOHN LINNELL H.R.S.A. R.W.S. (1792-1882)

John Linnell, RA, HRSA, RWS – “The Departure of the Emigrants”

1872 England

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Departure of the Emigrants is an impressionistic and atmospheric study of a family packing its worldly possessions to leave the rural England for a new life in the colonies; painted by one of the most famous 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 commanded around 1000 guineas for his work, an extraordinary sum; his name and ability being compared to, and often regarded in his day as superior to the likes of Turner, Constable, William Blake and Samuel Palmer.

The Departure of the Emigrants was set in the Lake District, supposedly sketched during his honey moon, this work eventually painted in his later years. Works by Linnell can be found at the Tate Gallery, Victoria & Albert Museum and the National Portrait Gallery. This picture represents a very rare opportunity, to acquire am important work by one of the greatest 19th century artists.
Excellent. The painting has been cleaned and re-lined some 15 years ago.
Harry Lovatt Esq of Wolverhampton; then sold 21 May 1881 to Sir Brian Fell, London thence by descent, finally to a private collection in Cambridgeshire. This picture believed to be exhibited at least twice at the Royal Academy.
This picture believed to be exhibited at least twice at the Royal Academy. More information to follow when research complete.
John Linnell, British, (1792 - 1882) – “The Departure of the Emigrants” – dated 1872, signed centre left. Oil on canvas, in the original fine swept gilt wood frame.
Dimensions
Height 28.00 inch (71.12 cm)
Width 39.00 inch (99.06 cm)
Stock Code
1878
Medium
Oil on Canvas
Signed/Inscribed
J. Linnell 1872 - centre left
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