Description & Technical information

Drawings, watercolours and oil sketches by William Linnell are in the collections of the British Museum and Tate Britain in London, the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and elsewhere. Woodland scenes are a particular characteristic of Linnell’s oeuvre, and this fine watercolour is stylistically comparable to a study of trees by the artist in the British Museum.

The present sheet was formerly in the collection of Joan Linnell Burton (1909-1997), the great-granddaughter of John Linnell.

Medium: Pencil and watercolour, heightened with bodycolour, on blue-grey paper
Dimensions: 28.5 x 25.4 cm (11¹/₄ x 10 inches)
Provenance: By descent in the Linnell family to Joan Linnell Burton and the John Linnell Trust, London
Martyn Gregory, London.

Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints