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Charles Norris (1779-1858)

LINNELL, John (1792 - 1882)

Charles Norris (1779-1858)

Date: 1837

Media: oil on canvas

Size: 111.8 x 86.4 cm

Acquired: 1962; Purchase

Accession Number: NMW A 467

Charles Norris (1779-1858) settled in Tenby in 1805. He produced topographical books illustrated with his drawings and etchings, notably Etchings of Tenby 1812. His numerous drawings are an important record of the medieval buildings of Pembrokeshire. John Linnell, the father-in-law of Samuel Palmer and patron of William Blake, is best known for his pastoral landscapes. As a young man he supported himself by painting portraits but aimed to make these: 'Like nature and like the person as seen at their best.'

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