Jacob George Strutt

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Jacob George Strutt
Jacob George Strutt, Elms at Mongewell, Oxfordshire
Jacob George Strutt, Elms at Mongewell, Oxfordshire
Born 1790
Died 1864
Nationality British
Known for painter, engraver

Jacob George Strutt (1790–1864) was an English landscape painter and engraver in the manner of Constable. He was the husband of the writer Elizabeth Strutt, and father of the painter, traveller and archeologist Arthur John Strutt.


Strutt moved to Lausanne in about 1830. With his son Arthur he travelled in France and Switzerland from 1835 to 1837, and later to Italy. He returned to England in 1851, and died at Rome in 1864. He exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1822 to 1852;[1] in 1845 The Ancient Forum, Rome was shown, and in 1851 Tasso's Oak, Rome.[2] He published two books of poetry in translation, and several books of engravings.[1]


  • Claudianus, Claudius. Rape of Proserpine: with other poems, translated into English verse. With a prefatory discourse, and occasional notes. By Jacob George Strutt. London: A.J. Valpy 1814
  • Milton, John The Latin and Italian Poems of Milton. Translated into English verse by J. G. Strutt. London: J. Conder 1814
  • Bury St. Edmunds illustrated in Twelve Etchings by J.G. Strutt London: J.G. Strutt 1821
  • Sylva Britannica, or, Portraits of forest trees, distinguished for their antiquity, magnitude, or beauty London: The author 1822; Full text of expanded 1830 edition.
  • Deliciae sylvarum, or, Grand and romantic forest scenery in England and Scotland, drawn from nature, and etched by Jacob George Strutt London: J. G. Strutt [1828]


  1. ^ a b Bryan, Michael, George Charles Williamson (1903-05) Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers London: G. Bell, Volume 5, S–Z, p.138
  2. ^ Nicholas Jenkins (2008–2011) Jacob George Strutt (I13774) in W. H. Auden - 'Family Ghosts' (online database). Accessed September 2011.
  3. ^ IPNI.  Strutt.