John White Abbott, 1802

LL 3926

About this object

Peamore is a small estate about three miles south of Exeter. Abbott and his friend and fellow artist Francis Towne (baptised 1739 - 1816), often made sketching trips there throughout their career. 'Peamore' is one of a group of large and very intricate studies of woodlands made by Abbott between 1799 and 1810. Many of his drawings were made using multiple pieces of paper, including this one.

Object specifics

  • Artist(s)
    John White Abbott (British: English, born:1763-05-13, died:1851)
  • Date
  • Materials
    Pen; Dark grey ink; Watercolour; Five sheets of wove paper
  • Measurements
    38.8 cm x 53.6 cm x ; 15 1/4 in x 21 1/8 in
  • Physical description
    A view of woodland with trees on a hill in yellow and green tones.
  • Related people
    John White Abbott (Artist/maker) ; Agnew's Gallery (Previous owner) ; Fine Art Society (Previous owner)
  • Other number(s)
    Accession Number: LL 3926
  • Credit line
    Purchased by the Trustees of the Lady Lever Art Gallery in 1947
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Collection
    From the Lady Lever Art Gallery collections

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Previous owners

  • Agnew's Gallery

    Owned from: 1946
    How acquired: Bought from Fine Art Society on 10 September 1946
    Owned until: 1947
    Disposal method: Purchased by the Trustees of the Lady Lever Art Gallery in 1947
  • Fine Art Society

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1946
    Disposal method: Bought by Agnew's Gallery on 10 Septmber 1946


Item inscriptions

  • Inscription text: JWA
    Inscription method: Monogram
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location:
  • Inscription text: 1802
    Inscription method: Watercolour
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Front; Lower right
  • Inscription text: Sept 4 1802
    Inscription method: Pencil
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Front; Lower left
Object view = Fine Art
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