Thomas Allom 1804 - 1872
Trewarthenick House, Cornwall
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© Royal Academy of Arts, London
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Trewarthenick House, Cornwall, c. 1832
pencil and watercolour on cream wove paper, 93 X 148 mm
Given by Leverhulme Trust, 1936
03/6592
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This landscape drawing shows a view of Trewarthenick House, Cornwall, which was rebuilt at the end of the seventeenth century by John Gregor. The view was engraved and published in Devon and Cornwall Illustrated, 1832, illustrated by Allom and W.H. Bartlett (see engraving on p. 209, Jupp Volume XIV).

Thomas Allom was primarily an architect but he also produced small topographical views many of which were engraved as illustrations.
This work comes from one of sixteen volumes of Royal Academy Annual Exhibition catalogues that were collected and extra-illustrated by the lawyer and antiquarian Edward Basil Jupp F.S.A. (1812 - 1877). The catalogues span the period from the first annual exhibition in 1769 up to 1875. Jupp added drawings, prints, letters and autographs by, or referring to, Academicians and other exhibitors at the Academy's annual exhibition.

E.B. Jupp was a solicitor who married Eliza Kay, daughter of the architect William Porden Kay. He was a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and a clerk of the Carpenters' Company, of which he published a history. Jupp amassed a large collection of paintings by British and Dutch artists, drawings, prints, books and porcelain most of which was sold after his death, at Christie's in February 1878.

Many of the drawings in Jupp's Royal Academy extra-illustrated volumes were bought from art sales during the 1860s. He was also acquainted with a number of contemporary artists and several drawings in the later volumes (along with many of the letters and autographs) were sent from the artists themselves.