The Revd. John Leifchild.
London.Published Novr.10 1836.by I.R.Leifchild, 13.Piccadilly.
Proof mezzotint. Plate 507 x 411mm. Slightly in background, trimmed on plate mark to left.
Leifchild, John 1780-1862, independent minister, 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 1840ís 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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