The Rev.d Joseph Hallet Batten D.D. F.R.S. Late Principal of the East India College, and formerly Fellow of Trinity College Cambridge. Born 25th, Augst.1778. Died 11th.Octr.1837.
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The Reverend Joseph Hallett Batten (died October 11, 1837) was principal of the East India Company College. John Linnel was an English painter who made a good living as a fashionable portraitist, but preferred to paint landscapes. He gave up portraiture in the 1840’s and moved to Redhill to devote his career to his landscapes. These paintings were highly desired and caused Linnel to amass a great deal of wealth. However, he was not favored among his colleagues and was denied membership to the Royal Academy.
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