Near Canonteign, Devon

Title: Near Canonteign, Devon
Date: 1819
Artist(s): John White Abbott (British: English, born:1763-05-13, died:1851)
Materials: Ink; Brown and Grey Wash; Paper
Information: This composition is very close to Abbot's 'View near Fordlands, a Country House near Exeter' in the Victoria and Albert Museum's collection. It is one of many sketches made by Abbot directly from nature on his estate at Canonteign in Devon. It's style is influenced by Francis Towne's (1739 - 1816) Swiss and Italian drawings, which Abbot copied between 1816 and 1825 when they were owned by his Uncle.
Accession no: WAG 964
Credit line: Purchased by the Walker Art Gallery in 1947
Location: Item not currently on display

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