The work is a close-up view of nature and may have been made in the camera obscura Linnell had recently acquired.
An Apple Tree by John Linnell, 1811
© British Museum
- Watercolour & bodycolour on paper Dimensions: 14.9 x 10.1 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £16,000 ( Total: £32,000)
- Acquired in:
- 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.
By descent through the family of the artist until 2001; Spink-Leger, 2001; Christie's, 2002; Lowell Libson.