Miss Sparrow’s School at Colwich

Miss Sparrow’s School at Colwich

Miss Sparrow’s School at Colwich, 1837. Sepia drawing by Thomas Peploe Wood.

WSL SV III- 148a
© William Salt Library, Stafford

Thomas Peploe Wood (1817-1845) was a gifted and self-taught artist, born in Great Haywood in Staffordshire. He was encouraged in his talent by Thomas Trubshawe, one of the dynasty of architects from neighbouring Little Haywood. Wood worked mainly in the period between 1836-1845. His output as an artist was considerable and many of his drawings and water colours of Staffordshire buildings and landscape are now in the William Salt Library in Stafford. Other examples of his work can be seen in the other sections of this exhibition.

Wood died of tuberculosis in 1845 and is buried in Colwich churchyard, opposite Miss Sparrow’s school.

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