Works included in this catalogue
Linnell Wheat {1888} NGV [PA]
* Linnell Sir Robert Peel 1838 {by 1894} Loc? [PR]

A noted realist painter in his day, Linnell is probably best known now for having been a major patron of William Blake. In the early 1820s he commissioned many of the Blake prints and watercolours subsequently acquired for the NGV, notably the sheets illustrating The Book of Job and Dante’s Divine Comedy.

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For the artist, see AKL 84 (2015), p.531; Bénézit 8, pp.1088-189 (mentioning Wheat); http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Linnell_(painter); and http://www.npg.org.uk/whatson/display/2007/john-linnell-portraits.php, See also Hoff NGV (1995), as cited under Wheat