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The River Kennet, near Newbury: PD.55-1958

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The River Kennet, near Newbury


Linnell, John (Painter)


History note: Sold to 'Mr. Blackie', 1831; (?) Ralph Thomas sale, Phillips, London, 2 May 1848 (81); lent A.W. Lyon; (?) sold Christie's, Executors of Arthur W. Lyon, of Rocester, Staffordshire, 19 May 1883 (100), bt. Tooth; (?) J.W. Adamson sale, Christie's 7 May 1887 (122); coll. Colonel M.H. Grant by about 1933; London, P. & D. Colnaghi & Co. Ltd, 1958 (17), bt. Fitzwilliam Museum

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From the Fairhaven Fund.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1958) by P. and D. Colnaghi and Co. Ltd


Production date: CE 1815

School or Style


Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support: composed of panel (wood) canvas Frame: Depth 7 cm Height 62 cm Width 81.7 cm
Canvas: Height 45.1 cm Width 65.2 cm

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas on wood

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: damaged

  • Text: ...innell
  • Location: Lower left
  • Signature
  • Text: 18(?)5 (the '5'somewhat conjectural)
  • Location: Lower left
  • Date
  • Text: Colnaghi's, 'The Newbury Canal'
  • Location: Verso
  • Label
  • Text: Arts Council, 'The Newbury Canal'
  • Location: Verso
  • Label

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.55-1958
Primary reference Number: 3594
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 24 May 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 25 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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