John White Abbott was born on 13 May 1763 at Cowick near Exeter, Devon. He came from a wealthy family, which owned many estates in Exeter, one of which he inherited in 1825.
Abbott exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy and his oil paintings are well known but he also created many watercolours. He had a series of etchings of his paintings created which was nearly complete at the time of his death. It seems that Abbott never sold a painting, and most of his works were retained by his family until well into the 20th century.
An Italianate Landscape, 1800
Watercolour - View near Canonteign, Devon
View of Loch Long from a hill near Arrochar, SCOTLAND
Prospero commanding Ariel
meeting on a path