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Rebecca Tropp

St John’s College

Supervisor: Dr Frank Salmon

‘Accommodating the Picturesque: The Country Houses of James Wyatt, John Nash and John Soane, 1793–1815’


Rebecca Tropp is a PhD Candidate in History of Art at the University of Cambridge, completing her dissertation under the supervision of Dr Frank Salmon. Her doctoral research, jointly funded by the Cambridge Trust and St John’s College, investigates three-dimensional repercussions of the Picturesque on the design and execution of British country houses at the turn of the nineteenth century, focusing on the works of James Wyatt (1746–1813), John Nash (1752–1835) and John Soane (1753–1837).

Rebecca completed her MPhil in History of Art and Architecture at Cambridge in 2015, analysing recurring spatial arrangements and patterns of movement in the country houses of John Nash. She received her bachelor’s degree from Columbia University in New York, where she majored in the History and Theory of Architecture (a specialised major within the Department of Art History and Archaeology).