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William Linton, RBA

View of Broad Oak Printworks, near Accrington, Lancashire, with Broad Oak House beyond

William Linton, RBA

William Linton, RBA

View of Broad Oak Printworks, near Accrington, Lancashire, with Broad Oak House beyond

View of Broad Oak Printworks, near Accrington, Lancashire, with Broad Oak House beyond

William Linton, RBA

Liverpool 1791-1876 London

View of Broad Oak Printworks, near Accrington, Lancashire, with Broad Oak House beyond


signed and dated lower left: WLINTON 1827

oil on canvas

canvas: 50 by 70 in.; 127 by 177.8 cm. 

framed: 63 ⅛ by 83 ⅛ in.; 160.3 by 211.1 cm.  

The canvas is lined and taut on its stretcher. The landscape image reads very well beneath clear varnish, with much of the impasto retained in the foliage. A faint pattern of craquelure is visible in the sky but is stable and not distracting. No other repairs or retouching are visible to the naked eye. Under UV inspection, retouching is visible in several areas of the lower half of the painting in the shadows of the foliage, with two areas of repair about 6 inches in length in the lower left quadrant. A few spots are scattered in the sky and in the center background. Considering its large size the painting is in relatively good condition and can certainly hang in its present state. Offered in a decoratively carved giltwood frame.


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Acquired by William Hargreaves of Broad Oak, 1827;
With Thos. Agnew & Sons, London;
Anonymous sale, London, Christie's, 25 April 1938, lot 106;
Anonymous sale, London, Sotheby's, 19 November 1986, lot 108;
With Richard Feigen, New York;
From whom acquired by a private collector;
Acquired by the present owner, 2018.  
Manchester, Royal Manchester Institution, 1827, no. 140.
The Calico Printing Works at Broad Oak were founded in 1792.  The works were principally associated with the Hargreaves Family, who owned the factory from 1836 until 1880. After that time, F.W. Grafton of Manchester expanded the business, which did not cease until the middle of the 20th century.