LINTON, William

1791 - 1876

William Linton was born at Liverpool on 22 April 1791 and baptised at Renshaw Street Presbyterian Chapel (formerly in Benns Gardens), Liverpool on 6 May 1791, son of William Linton (1745-1796) and his wife Sarah née Pearce, who married on 17 November 1783, widow Sarah married secondly on 11 August 1796 Thomas Eskrigge. William was educated at Windermere and, at the age of 16, apprenticed to a Liverpool merchant, taking opportunities in making sketching visits to North Wales and the Lake District. William then came to London where he first exhibited his work at the Royal Academy and at the British Institution in 1817 and in 1824 assisted in the founding the Society of British Artists later Roya Society, Suffolk Street and was its President in 1837. He toured Italy for eighteen months from 1828 and on his return married at Shillinglee Park, Kidford, Sussex, the seat of the Earl of Winterton, on 27 October 1831, Julia Adelina Eaton (1806–1867), daughter of Revd Thomas Swettenham and a niece to the Countess of Winterton. In 1840 he travelled through Italy, Sicily, Calabria and Greece, the drawings from this tour were exhibited at the New Society of Painters in Water Colours now the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours and he published ‘Sketches in Italy 1828-1829' (London,1832) and other works. He painted landscapes, classical and religious compositions and worked up his Italian and Greek sketches for many years after his visit. In 1851, a 59-year-old artist painter, living at Lodge Place, Marylebone, London with his 45-year-old wife Julia. He exhibited at the Suffolk Fine Arts Association in Ipswich 1850 'Oberwesel, on the Rhine'. William Linton died at Lodge Place, St John's Wood, London on 18 August 1876, aged 85. His remaining works were sold at Sotheby's on 15 February 1877.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from 34 Duke Street, Manchester Square, London
1817 297 Coniston Lake from Blawith
         299 View from Richmond Hill
         495 A Peep from Richmond Park, near the Ham-common Gate
1818 192 Cottage Scene near Fairlight, Devon
         417 Cottage at Ore, Sussex
1819 147 Road Scene in Kent: Evening
         219 Coast Scene near Lancaster
         355 View of Denbigh Castle, North Wales
1820 364 Scene on Hampstead Heath
         451 Brook Scene at Linton, North Wales
         869 The Market Place at Ross, Herefordshire
1821 263 A Landscape
from 19 Blenheim Street, Great Marlborough Street
1822 191 A View of the Thames, off Purfleet
         414 A Scene of the Thames at Gravesend
1823 208 Hampstead Heath
         292 Northwich Park, Worcestershire, the seat of Rt Hon. Lord Northwick
         314 A Scene at Northwick Park, Worcestershire
         344 Northwich Park, Worcestershire. A seat of the Right Honorable Lord Northwick
1830 419 Zagaroto, and ancient town in the Campagna
from 7 Lodge Place, Hanover Gate, Regent's Park
1837 488 The Valley of Aosta, with Mont Blanc
1839 121 Scene at Brecon, South Wales
         155 Italian Scene
1840 73 A Mediterranean Coast Scene
1841 1160 Corinth
1842 1228 The Temple of Acropolis of Corinth
1843 12 The Bay of Naples
         59 An Arcadian Landscape
         88 The Lake of Nemi
         330 A Grecian Sunset
         471 Sorrento, Bay of Naples
         604 Procida Castle
1844 178 Lingiglia and Alasco, Maritime Alps
         214 On the Rhone, near Avignon
1845 497 The Bay and Castle of Baiae, The Temple of Venus
1846 450 Bellinzona
         576 The Lake of Orta
1847 15 Athens
         472 The St Gothards' Pass
1848 516 The Boromean Islands, on Lago Maggiore
         580 Corfe Castle, Dorsetshire
1849 285 The Temple of Female Fortune
         518 Scene near Velletri
         1098 Retirement
1850 218 The Temple of Minerva Medici, Rome
         484 Venice
1851 540 A Festa Day at Venice
         612 Going to the Rescue
1852 149 Ruins near Empulum, in the Apennines
         390 The Foscari Palace at Venice
1853 600 A Mountain Town in Calabria
1855 337 Ruins of the Castle of the Julian Aqueduct, Rome
         404 Scene near the mouth of the River Po, on the Adriatic
1856 518 The Tiber, with the Church of St Andrew the Apostle
1857 372 Derwentwater, the vale and town of Keswick
1858 463 The Vale of Lonsdale from Gray's Station
1859 499 The Bay of Baiae

Works by This Artist