Samuel Prout

Fishing Boats, Hastings

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Samuel Prout 1783–1852
Ink and watercolour on paper
Support: 340 × 244 mm
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.

Gallery label, September 2004

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Catalogue entry

Samuel Prout 1783–1852

T01010 Fishing Boats, Hastings

Not inscribed.
Pen and watercolour, 13¿ x 9¿ (34 x 24.5).
Presented by the National Art-Collections Fund from the Herbert Powell Bequest 1967.
Coll: Herbert Powell, entrusted to the N.A.C.F. 1929.
Exh: see Atkins T00964.

Published in The Tate Gallery Report 1967–1968, London 1968.

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