William Empson, M.A. Law Professor E.I.College, Hailybury.
Mezzotint. Plate 431 x 332mm.
William Empson, 1791–1852. Professor of general polity and the laws of England at the East India Company College, Haileybury, 1824–52. John Linnel was an English painter who made a good living as a fashionable portraitist, but preferred to paint landscapes. In 1837, he married the daughter of Samuel Palmer, one of his influences. 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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