Tuesday, August 24, 2010

(Sir) James Dromgole Linton - The Page


Price Realized £2,629

signed with monogram (overmounted)
pencil and watercolour, heightened with touches of white and with gum arabic
13 3/8 x 8 3/8 in. (34 x 21.3 cm.)

Linton was predisposed to paint large, crowded history scenes, filling his canvases with rich fabrics and expansive compositions reminiscent of Veronese, whom he greatly admired. The solitary page in the present painting shares in the mood of Linton's grand costume dramas but is also a sensitive portrait of a young boy.

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