This is a very fine and very large mid-19. Century landscape oil on canvas depicting cattle fording a river before a breath-taking sunset, by one of the most important and successful British artists of the 19th century. This important Victorian landscape painting is signed by the artist and dated 1858.Between 1807 and 1881 John Linnell exhibited 177 paintings at the Royal Academy. And 92 at the British Institution. During his long career John Linnell was a patron and financial supporter of William Blake, Samuel Palmer and the young PreRaphaelites. As with all of the original antique oil paintings we sell it is offered in very good condition.
Having just been professionally cleaned and re-varnished. If you were to ask most people today who were the two most famous landscape painters of Victorian Britain they would probably say Turner and Constable. Turner is certainly one, but the other is John Linnell.
As Christopher Wood says of Linnell in his excellent book'Paradise Lost', His landscapes are imbued with a mystical sense of the grandeur of nature... Distinctive for their browny-yellow colours, impressionist technique and fleecy masses of clouds. And all this 20 years before the Impressionists' first exhibition in Paris. Such was John Linnells success and fame in the first three quarters of the 19.
Century that a great many copies of his work and outright fakes purporting to be by Linnell were painted. Once you have seen and studied a genuine Linnell the fakes become easy to spot. John Linnell exhibited at the Royal Academy from the age of 15, and although initially finding success as a portraitist it was as a painter of large poetical landscapes that he achieved great fame, and the resentment of John Constable. By the 1860s, after 20 years of mysterious and mystifying refusals, Linnell's exclusion was considered a public scandal and a panicked Royal Academy repeatedly invited him to apply for an associateship. Linnell told them where to put it, and instead published a pamphlet attacking the Academy's exclusivity!
A unique and admirable man, as well as painter. Nevertheless, Linnell was greatly esteemed during his lifetime by most of his peers, and as a landscape artist he was considered second only to JMW Turner. Upon his death in 1882 The Times obituary said. A glory seems to have faded from the domain of British Art.
The most powerful of landscape painters since Turner died. The Life of John Linnell by A. Story, and Blake, Palmer & Linnell by David Linnell. (framed) 119cm x 91cm (46¾ x 35¾). (canvas only) 96cm x 68cm (37¾ x 26¾).Very fine private UK collection. Magnificent Louis XV style swept giltwood frame. Newly professionally cleaned and re-varnished. We do not sell dirty, damaged or unframed works of art.
The oil paintings we sell are where necessary cleaned and restored by John Malcolm of Fine Art Restorations est. 1974, a third generation picture restorer with 40 years experience. Great care is taken over the safe transportation of the paintings we sell. No second hand bubble-wrap and reused cardboard boxes here.Before leaving us, each painting takes us approximately 2 to 3 hours to properly i. Safely and securely package for transport; whether for a journey or 30 miles or 3000. Every painting is first wrapped in acid free paper and then the entire frame is enveloped in deep, dense foam U cushioning. This is then covered in numerous layers of AirCap bubble wrap, which is the best and safest product of its type on the market.
The entire package is then bound in black shrink wrap (as used by airline companies) and a final later of waterproof cloth tape is applied to all corners, ends and edges. How will you get your painting?UK clients are also most welcome to collect from us in South Buckinghamshire. We are very aware that not all of our clients are in a position to pay the entire sale price upfront. At Fireside Fine Art we specialise in 19th century British and European oil paintings. We deal only in original works; no lithographs or prints of any kind. We believe everyone should own at least one beautiful piece of original artwork. The majority of paintings we deal in are antiques - works over 100 years old and frequently much older and will therefore invariably retain some evidence of historical damage and repair. During its lifetime a 150 year old oil painting may well have been exposed to extremes of heat or cold, intrusion of water, bumps, cuts and natural age-related deterioration, all of which require restoration. Like galleries and conventional art dealers, they have massive overheads with premium addresses and numerous expensive (but not necessarily knowledgeable) staff to maintain. Its ironic that 99.9% of the worlds fine art is owned by the wealthiest 0.01% of the population when so many of the artists who created it lived and died in relative poverty. The fact is that the art world, especially in times of global recession, thrives on inequality. But whilst the possibility of purchasing works by Leighton, Holman Hunt, Constable, and Turner is always going to be the preserve of the super-rich, it has never been a better time to invest in works by their contemporaries. The item "Very Fine Large Antique 19thC Victorian Oil Painting of English Sunset Landscape" is in sale since Sunday, November 12, 2017. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings".
The seller is "firesidefineart" and is located in Gerrards Cross. This item can be shipped worldwide.