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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.

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Information derived from the Ashmolean Museum's Complete Illustrated Catalogue of Paintings.

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