Kingsley Village, near Thame, Oxon.
John Linnell the elder (London 1792 - Redhill 1882)
Oil painting on canvas, Kingsley Village near Thame, Oxon. by John Linnell the elder (London 1792 - Redhill 1882), signed and dated, lower left: J Linnell Fecit 1826. A country scene is shown with a shepherd boy and his dog in the foreground, talking to a girl with a baby. The flock of sheep walk along a track between fields and behond are two thatched houses. Other rustic figures are shown in the lush surrounding fields with large trees beneath a cloudy sky.
Acquired with Calke Abbey's contents, with the aid of a grant provided by the National Heritage Memorial Fund, thanks to a special allocation of money from the Government and transferred in lieu of tax on the estate of Charles Jenney Harpur-Crewe (1917 - 1981) to the National Trust with the house that was given by Henry Jenney Harpur-Crewe (1921- 1991), in 1984
Calke Abbey, The Harpur Crewe Collection (acquired with the help of the help of the National Heritage Memorial Fund by the National Trust in 1985)
Marks and inscriptions
J. Linnell Fecit 1826 (lower left)
Makers and roles
John Linnell the elder (London 1792 - Redhill 1882), artist