Peamore 1812

Exeter-based John White Abbott (1763-1851) produced this monochromatic ink drawing while staying at Peamore, a historic country estate in Exminster, Devon. At the time, the estate was owned by Samuel Kekewich, a barrister and Sheriff of Devon. Abbott’s sensitively rendered topographical drawing depicts a series of leaning trees in the grounds of the estate. Signed and dated ‘JWA Peamore 1812’ to the lower right. The sheet is framed and mounted.

Although a surgeon and apothecary by trade, Abbott was also a keen amateur watercolour and oil painter of English landscapes. He studied in Exeter under the artist Francis Towne, whose influence can be seen clearly in Abbott’s works.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
690/1997/1
Category
Fine Art
Collection Class
Drawings
Medium
monochrome watercolour on paper
Common Name
Peamore 1812
Simple Name
drawing
Inscription Transcription
JWA Peamore 1812
Period Classification
Regency (1811-1820)
Production Town
Exeter
Production County
Devon
Production Country
United Kingdom: England
Production Date
1812
Production Person Initials
John White
Production Person Surname
Abbott
Production Year Low

Production Year High


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Peamore 1812