An Apple Tree by John Linnell

The work is a close-up view of nature and may have been made in the camera obscura Linnell had recently acquired.

Details

Medium:
Watercolour & bodycolour on paper
Dimensions:
14.9 x 10.1 cm
Art Fund grant:
£16,000 ( Total: £32,000)
Acquired in:
2002
Vendor:
Lowell Libson

The artist had started attending a Baptist chapel in 1811 which completely transformed his approach to art and he began to study landscape as the work of a divine Creator. Linnell never painted watercolours for exhibition or sale.

Provenance

By descent through the family of the artist until 2001; Spink-Leger, 2001; Christie's, 2002; Lowell Libson.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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