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Sunset over a moorland landscape: PD.7-1950

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Current Location: In storage


Sunset over a moorland landscape


Painter: Linnell, John




History note: Mrs. John Linnell (d. 1865); given by John Linnell to his daughter Mary, 1868; her niece, Mrs. T.H. Riches (born Linnell); her posthumous sale, Sotheby's, 18 October 1950 (148), bt. Fine Art Society (£50), from whom purchased.

Measurements and weight

Height: 21.3 cm
Width: 25.6 cm

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1958) by Fairhaven Fund, The

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Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support composed of panel (wood) ( mahogany)

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on panel

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: This Picture of Sun-Set is given (a line blotted out) To Mary Linnell for her life & Then To Whomsoever she may select - / Given by her Father John Linnell Sen r / Given to Mary / (blotted out) because / [The Picture belonged to / her Mother - a gift / from Their Father To her]} 1868 January 3 / 1876 / & because of sundry facts connected with the / long suffering & death of Their said Mother
  • Location: Verso, backing on frame
  • Method of creation: Pen and ink
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.7-1950
Primary reference Number: 3588
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 16 November 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 16 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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