since about Victorian times (roughly 1837 on)+ photographs
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.