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Title

The bathing houses, Woolloomooloo Bay


Artist

John Skinner Prout

England, Australia

19 Dec 1805 - 29 Sep 1876


About

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


Details


Other Title

The bathing houses, Woolloomooloo Bay, Sydney


Place where the work was made

Sydney New South Wales Australia


Date

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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

103.1991


Artist information

John Skinner Prout

Works in the collection

31


Place

Where the work was made
Sydney

Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


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