John White Abbott (1764 - 1851):
Landscape: Houses at the Edge of a Wood
A522a; oil on canvas; 61 x 81 cm.
Signed in monogram and dated: 1835.
Presented by the executors of Miss Mabel Price in accordance with her wishes, 1939; WA1939.18.1.
Abbott was the most distinctive follower of Francis Towne and like him, exhibited mostly watercolours. Apart from a few views of his native Exeter, his oil paintings are rarely of identified sites and most include picturesque cottages and staffage.
Information derived from the Ashmolean Museum's Complete Illustrated Catalogue of Paintings.
Link to the BBC's Your Paintings page of the Public Catalogue Foundation