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An image of Valley of the ferns by John Skinner Prout

John Skinner Prout

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

Title
Valley of the ferns
Other titles:
Valley of ferns, Hobart, Tasmania
Valley of Ferns, Hobart
Year
1844-1848
Media category
Watercolour
Materials used
watercolour, opaque white gum, scraping out on paper
Dimensions

39.5 x 59.2 cm sight; 71.6 x 90.1 x 4.5 cm frame

Signature & date
Signed l.l. corner, brown watercolour "J.Skinner Prout". Not dated.
Credit
Purchased 1949
Accession number
8272
Location
Not on display
Further information

There are a number of watercolours by Skinner Prout of the same subject; it is also related to his lithograph 'Fern Tree Valley, Mount Wellington' in volume 1, part 2 of his series 'Tasmania illustrated' 1844.

excerpt from Hendrik Kolenberg, Anne Ryan and Patricia James, '19th century Australian watercolours, drawings & pastels in the Gallery's collection', Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2005

Bibliography (14)

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales picturebook, Sydney, 1972, 66 (colour illus.).

Art Gallery of South Australia, The Australian landscape, Adelaide, 1972. cat.no. 10

Tim Bonyhady, The colonial image: Australian painting 1800-1880, Canberra, 1987, 45 (colour illus.).

Tony Brown and Marian Jameson, Hobart Town Rivulet artists' impressions, Hobart, 2008, 18 (colour illus.). cat.no. 5

Deborah Edwards, Two centuries of Australian painting: a selection from the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Introduction', pg. 8-14, Sydney, 1986, 8, 16 (illus.). cat.no. 2

Hendrik Kolenberg and Tony Brown, Skinner Prout in Australia 1840-48, Hobart, 1986, 35. cat.no. 87

Hendrik Kolenberg, Anne Ryan and Patricia James, 19th century Australian watercolours, drawing and pastels from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 2005, 43 (colour illus.).

Frances McCarthy, Ian North and Daniel Thomas, Australian landscape 1802-1975, 'The Australian Landscape', Adelaide, 1972. cat.no. 10

Hal Missingham, A retrospective exhibition of Australian painting, Sydney, 1953. cat.no. 1

Ian North., Special exhibitions at the Art Gallery of South Australia: Seventh Adelaide Festival of Arts 1972, 'The Australian Landscape', Adelaide, 1972. cat.no. 10

Barry Pearce and Haruo Arikawa, Two hundred years of Australian painting: nature, people and art in the southern continent, Tokyo, 1992, 36, 46 (colour illus.), 183. cat.no. 8; in Japanese

Barry Pearce, Fifteen decades of Australian paintings, Sydney, 1981, (colour illus.). not paginated

Anne Ryan, Australian art: in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Colonial eyes', pg. 17-18, Sydney, 2000, 18, 24 (colour illus.), 301.

Bernard William Smith, European vision and the South Pacific, 1768-1850: a study in the history of art and ideas, Oxford, 1960, (illus.). plate no. 145

Exhibition history (12)

Purchases and Acquisitions for 1949, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 17 Dec 1949–17 Feb 1950

A retrospective exhibition of Australian painting, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 25 Sep 1953–25 Oct 1953

The Australian Landscape (1972-73):

Western European and Australian drawings XVI-XX century, from Australian museums, State Hermitage Museum, Russia, Dec 1978–Feb 1979

Fifteen decades of Australian painting, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 10 Apr 1981–24 May 1981

Two centuries of Australian painting, a selection from the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Orange Regional Gallery, Australia, 19 Apr 1986–15 Jun 1986

John Skinner Prout in Australia (1986), Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, 09 Nov 1986–01 Feb 1987

Skinner Prout in Australia 1840-48:

Nineteenth century Australian watercolours from the collection (1991), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 13 Apr 1991–07 Jul 1991

Two hundred years of Australian painting : Nature, people and art in the southern continent:

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

Hobart Town rivulet: artists' impressions, State Library of Tasmania, Hobart, 31 Oct 2008–28 Feb 2009