John Wootton

(b. c. 1682) landscape painter and sporting artist

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(b Snitterfield, Warwickshire, c.1682; bur. London, 3 Nov. 1764).

English landscape and sporting painter. He is best known for pictures involving horses, with which he made a handsome living, but his main contribution to British painting was the introduction of the ideal landscape—Horace Walpole said his works in this vein ‘approached towards Gaspar Poussin [i.e. Dughet], and sometimes imitated happily the glow of Claude Lorrain’. His landscape manner was continued by George Lambert.

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