Old Master Paintings & Works on Paper Day Auction

Old Master Paintings & Works on Paper Day Auction

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John Linnell, R.A.

Driving Cattle at Sunset

No reserve

Lot Closed

July 4, 11:49 AM GMT


3,000 - 5,000 GBP

Lot Details


John Linnell, R.A.

London 1792 - 1882 Redhill

Driving Cattle at Sunset

oil on paper, unframed 

213 by 334 mm

By descent within the artist's family until,

David Linnell, the artist's great-grandson,

By whom given to the present owner, 2011

This atmospheric oil study was likely painted by Linnell sometime after 1853 and post his move from London to Redstone Wood in Surrey. This move to the country coincided with Linnell's extreme popularity and leading art dealers, such as William Agnew, would often visit him there in order to commission pictures. Linnell was in the habit of creating sketches, such as the present work, in order to demonstrate ideas for larger pictures.