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An image of The bathing houses, Woolloomooloo Bay by John Skinner Prout

John Skinner Prout

(England, Australia 19 Dec 1805 – 29 Sep 1876)

Title
The bathing houses, Woolloomooloo Bay
Other titles:
The bathing houses, Woolloomooloo Bay, Sydney
Place of origin
SydneyNew South WalesAustralia
Year
1842
Media category
Drawing
Materials used
pencil, white gouache highlights on buff paper
Dimensions

17.5 x 26.2 cm sheet

Signature & date
Signed l.l. corner, pencil "J.S. Prout" . Dated l.r. corner, pencil "... MAY 7 - 42.".
Credit
Gift of W.T. Robertson 1991
Accession number
103.1991
Location
Not on display
Further information

William Robertson was a friend of Skinner Prout. Prout stayed with him at his home 'The Hill' at Colac, Victoria on one of his sketching tours. Robertson was a member of the Victorian Parliament and purchased many of Prout's works from the sale of his estate in London. Some of these Robertson subsequently gave to the Royal Society of Tasmania, now at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart. This is one of nineteen drawings by Skinner Prout of NSW subjects in the AGNSW collection, all from William Robertson's collection. It is likely to have been lot 65 or 69 from the auction of 'The remaining works of the late J Skinner Prout' Christie, Manson and Woods, London 26 February 1877.

Hendrik Kolenberg, 'Australian drawings from the Gallery's collection', AGNSW, 1997

Bibliography (2)

Hendrik Kolenberg, Anne Ryan and Patricia James, 19th century Australian watercolours, drawing and pastels from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 2005, 36, 37 (colour illus.).

Hendrik Kolenberg, Australian drawings from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 1997, 19 (illus.). cat.no. 3

Exhibition history (3)

The remaining works of the late J Skinner Prout, Christie, Manson and Woods, London, 26 Feb 1877 -

Australian drawings from the Gallery's collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 13 Dec 1997–15 Mar 1998

19th century Australian watercolours, drawings & pastels, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 06 Apr 2005–24 Jul 2005