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William Blake

Linnell, John (miniaturist)

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William Blake


Linnell, John (miniaturist) [ULAN info: British artist, 1792-1882]


miniature (painting)



Technique Description

watercolour on ivory


height: 133 mm
width: 106 mm




bequeathed: Riches, Thomas Henry 1950 (Filtered for: Paintings, Drawings and Prints)

John Linnell (d. 1882); the Linnell Trustees; Linnell Sale, Christie's, 15 March, 1918 (part of lot 169); bt. by Messrs Carfax for T.H. Riches (85 gns)

Bequeathed 1935, with a life interest to his widow (d. 1950).


  1. (2005) Treasures of the Fitzwilliam Museum, London: Scala [page: 88]
  2. Story, A.T. (1893) William Blake: His Life, Character and Genius,
    [comments: Illus. as frontispiece.]
  3. Keynes, Geoffrey (1921) A Bibliography of William Blake, New York [page: 480]
    [comments: No. 4.]
  4. Bindman, David (1970) William Blake: catalogue of the Blake collection in the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge, Cambridge (Cambs.): W. Heffer and Sons Ltd. [page: 56]
    [comments: No. 49, pl. 66.]
  5. Keynes, Geoffrey (1977) The Complete Portraiture of William and Catherine Blake, London? [page: 135/6]
    [comments: Plate 26.]
  6. Bayne-Powell, Robert Lane (1985) Catalogue of Portrait Miniatures in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Press [page: 152-3]
    [comments: Reproduced.]

Accession Number

PD.61-1950 (Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(Reference Number: 11967; Input Date: 2000-09-07 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

Related Object

P.11871-R - William Blake

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