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John Linnell, 1792–1882

Evening, Bayswater

Oil on panel
15 1/16 × 22 7/8 inches (38.3 × 58.1 cm), Frame: 19 1/2 × 27 inches (49.5 × 68.6 cm)

Signed and dated in brown paint, lower left: "J. Linnell. 1818"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
boy | cows | dusk | evening | fence | figures | fishing | grazing | herd | herd | herders | landscape | livestock | livestock | man | pasture | pond | river | rural | sky | stream | sunset | water
Associated Places:
Bayswater | England | Europe | Greater London | London | United Kingdom
Not on view
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IIIF Manifest:

The Belisario family was involved in the art market, buying and selling both old masters and contemporary works. This is unsurprising, given Isaac's artistic inclinations and the family's mercantile interests, though because of confusion over their names, it is unclear whether this was the sole preserve of Isaac's uncle Jacob Mendes Belisario, or whether Isaac also worked as a dealer. Given Isaac's likely range of artistic contacts, it is probable that he would have been involved. A Belisario, mostly likely Jacob, made several purchases at auctions in London in 1811, 1815, and 1816, buying mainly works attributed to old masters, including Canaletto and Ruisdael. In 1818, the portrait and landscape painter John Linnell recorded in his account book that "Mr Belisario" had purchased one of two versions of Evening, Bayswater, indicating a move into the contemporary market. This may have been the Yale Center for British Art's picture, exhibited here. A member of the Belisario family, probably also Jacob, commissioned works from Linnell in 1819, and two letters to the artist relating to the commission are shown in the adjacent floorcase.

Gallery label for Art and Emancipation in Jamaica: Isaac Mendes Belisario and his Worlds (Yale Center for British Art, 2007-09-27 - 2007-12-30)

Presences of Nature - British Landscape 1780-1830 (Yale Center for British Art, 1982-10 - 1983-02) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition] [Exhibition Description]

Art and Emancipation in Jamaica: Isaac Mendes Belisario and his Worlds (Yale Center for British Art, 2007-09-27 - 2007-12-30) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

At the Pall Mall Gallery..., The Graphic, 11, Illustrated London News, 1875, p. 207, Available online at Gale Primary Sources : The Illustrated London News [ORBIS]

Timothy J. Barringer, Art and Emancipation in Jamaica: Isaac Mendes Belisario and His Worlds, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2007, pp. 410-11, cat. no. 118, Fig. 118, N8243 S576 B37 2007 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

Malcolm Cormack, Concise Catalogue of Paintings in the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1985, p. 148, 149, N590.2 A83 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Evan R. Firestone, John Linnell, English Artist: Works, Patrons, and Dealers [PhD Dissertation, The University of Wisconsin ], ProQuest, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1971, p. xi, 94, 100, No. 65, Film B98 YCBA [ORBIS]

Louis Hawes, Presences of Nature : British Landscape, 1780-1830, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1982, pp. 70, 169, no. IV.20, pl. 57, 145, ND1354.4 H38 (YCBA) [YCBA]

David Linnell, Blake, Palmer, Linnell & Co. : The Life of John Linnell, Book Guild, Sussex, 1994, p. 358, No. 63(a), , NJ18 L658 L55 1994 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

Painting in England 1700-1850, collection of Mr. & Mrs. Paul Mellon. , Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, 1963, p. 99 (v.1), no. 157, pl. 121, ND466 V57 v.1-2 (YCBA) [YCBA]

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