Mother Meldrum's Cave by James Thomas Linnell, 1820-1905. Oil on board; 16.25 x 22.5 inches. Courtesy of the Maas Gallery. Click on image to enlarge it.

According to the Maas Gallery, “James Linnell was the second son of the painter John Linnell, friend and patron to William Blake. Although the palette of James was brighter than his father’s (for it was a gaudier age), his sketches show subtleties of colour and tone. The name of this rock stack is taken from RD Blackmore’s romantic novel Lorna Doone. It stands in the Valley of the Rocks near Lynton in North Devon.”

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Last modified 27 February 2018