STRUTT, Jacob George

c.1785 - 1864

On the banks of the Thames, near Kew

Born at Colchester, Essex 7 September 1785. Landscape artist, his Italianate style was developed whilst living in Rome and also had a ‘Constable’ style, with whom he was acquainted. He was in Bury St Edmund's in 1821 when he completed a series of etchings 'Bury St Edmund's Illustrated in Twelve Etchings' (1821). Strutt and his wife moved to Lausanne, Switzerland about 1830 and, together with his son Arthur, travelled in France and Switzerland from 1835 to 1837 and later in Italy where, in 1849 Jacob and his son had a studio at 52 Via del Babuino, Rome. He was living in London in 1851 when a 66 year old artist with his 67 year old wife Elizabeth née Froal, a writer, who was born at Hull, Yorkshire, lodging at Red Lion Square, Finsbury, London. He exhibited four works at the Norwich Society of Artists in 1832 'A Cottage in Warwickshire', 'Epping Forest', 'Scene from nature in Warwickshire' and a 'Portrait of W. W. Wright, Esq. M.D.' also showing 21 works at the Royal Academy 1822-1852 and 24 at the British Institute. He was the father of painter, traveller and archaeologist Arthur John Strutt (1819-1888), who was baptised at Hull on 9 February 1821. Jacob died at Rome in 1864. He published two books of poetry in translation and several books of engravings





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