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Walking Through the Fields

A work made of black chalk, heightened with white chalk, on green-gray wove paper, tipped onto cream wove paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of black chalk, heightened with white chalk, on green-gray wove paper, tipped onto cream wove paper.

Date:

July 25, 1868

Artist:

John Linnell
English, 1792-1882

About this artwork

Best known for his association with William Blake and Samuel Palmer (who was his son-in-law), John Linnell gained recognition of his own as a painter of landscapes and biblical subjects. After a move to Surrey in 1847, Linnell explored these genres while adhering strictly to the principle of direct observation of nature. A note attached to this drawing indicates that it was made on a walk from one town to another on July 25, 1868. Linell used areas of blank paper to dramatic effect, and the placement on the page of his summary sketch emphasizes the sense that the artist drew this wooded hill from a distant walking path.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

John Linnell

Title

Walking Through the Fields

Origin

England

Date

1868

Medium

Black chalk, heightened with white chalk, on green-gray wove paper, tipped onto cream wove paper

Inscriptions

Inscribed recto, on secondary support, lower left, in graphite: "Walking from Inefrew [?] through fields to Lhantrust [?] / afternoon–25 July/68.”; lower right corner in graphite: "3 [encircled]; 30268 HL; 13"

Dimensions

189 × 267 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection

Reference Number

2013.973

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