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Linton, Sir James Drumgole (b. 1840), President of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water-Colours, born in London, soon showed talent for drawing, and studied at the Newnham Street School of Art, conducted by Leigh. At the age of 21 he exhibited water-colours at the Dudley Gallery and the Institute of Water-Colour Painters. In 1863 he, with others, opened the Institute of Painters in Water-Colours, to which the Queen gave the title of Royal, and conferred the honour of knighthood on its president (1885). In this year also he painted The Marriage of H.R.H. The Bulte of A Ibany by the Queen's command. Sir J. Linton is President of the Institute of Painters in Oil-Colours. Among his best pictures are the following : Maundy Thursday, 1793, Love the Conqueror, and The Cardinal Minister.