A Dead Linnet by John Atkinson Grimshaw

The earliest paintings of the Leeds-born Atkinson Grimshaw are still-life studies of fruit, flowers, birds' nests and dead birds.

Details

Medium:
Oil on board
Dimensions:
16 x 24 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,000 ( Total: £5,000)
Acquired in:
1997
Vendor:
Wyatt, D H

These pieces of direct observation were one way in which the young Grimshaw learned his trade. No evidence had been found that he took formal instruction from anyone.

Provenance

Parker (dealer); D H Wyatt

Venue details

Leeds Art Gallery The Headrow, LEEDS West Yorkshire LS1 3AA 0113 247 8256 www.leeds.gov.uk/artgallery

Entry details

Free to all
Offers with National Art Pass

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