STRUTT, Jacob George

c.1785 - 1864

Jacob George Strutt, was born at Colchester, Essex on 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. In 1821, Strutt was in Bury St Edmund's, Suffolk when he completed a series of etchings 'Bury St Edmund's Illustrated in Twelve Etchings' (1821). Around 1830, Strutt and his wife moved to Lausanne, Switzerland and, together with his son Arthur John, travelled in France and Switzerland from 1835 until 1837 and later in Italy where, in 1849 Jacob and his son had a studio at 52 Via del Babuino, Rome. Strutt was living in London in 1851, 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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