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- 'A Nun', Henriette Browne
- 'Pastoral, Mountain Shepherds', John Linnell
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- 'Ships at Anchor', Richard Parkes Bonington
- 'Sunday Morning', Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
- 'Vanessa', John Everett Millais
- 'Over some wide watered shore', John Linnell
'The Heights of the Abruzzi', William Linnell
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The Abruzzi mountains are east of Rome. With their wild scenery and picturesque people, they were a favourite haunt of artists who visited the city in the 19th century. William Linnell, the son of the landscape painter John Linnell, was in Italy from 1861 to 1865.
This grand work, the largest in George Holt’s collection, was shown at the Royal Academy in 1868. Holt bought it from an exhibition in Liverpool later that year.
Medium and Support: Oil on canvas
Date: about 1868
Accession No: WAG 265