William Linley

William Linley (1771-1835) was one of 7 musical siblings born to Thomas Linley the elder and his wife Mary Johnson.

He joined the British East India Company and was in India 1790-5 and 1800-5, holding a writership at their College in Madras. He retired from the company in 1810 and devoted himself to singing, composing glees and songs and writing literature. He bequeathed his collection of family portraits to Dulwich Picture Gallery.

The Linley portrait collection


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