Samuel Prout
Fishing Boats, Hastings date not known

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Samuel Prout 1783–1852
Fishing Boats, Hastings
Date Date not known
Medium Ink and watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 340 x 244 mm
Acquisition Presented by the Art Fund (Herbert Powell Bequest) 1967
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Despite indifferent health, between 1820 and 1846 Prout regularly scoured Normandy, the Low Countries, the Rhine Valley, Switzerland, Venice and elsewhere in search of picturesque topographical subjects. The warmly-coloured drawings of old buildings and towns that he exhibited and sold with ease reached a wider audience in the form of engravings and lithographs.

Prout was based in Hastings for several years before moving to Denmark Hill in South London in 1844, where his new neighbour was John Ruskin, a fervent admirer.

September 2004

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