Skip to content


An image of Government House and Fort Macquarie, Sydney by John Skinner Prout

John Skinner Prout

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

Government House and Fort Macquarie, Sydney
Other titles:
Government House, Sydney
Sydney from Darling Point
(circa 1842)
Media category
Materials used
pencil, watercolour, heightened with opaque white, scraping out

19.0 x 33.0 cm sheet

Signature & date
Signed l.r. corner, grey watercolour "J Skinner Prout". Not dated.
Purchased 1949
Accession number
Not on display
Bibliography (2)

Hendrik Kolenberg and Tony Brown, Skinner Prout in Australia 1840-48, Hobart, 1986, 27. 8

Daniel Thomas., Sydney Harbour, ‘Introduction', Sydney, 1963. 12; titled 'Sydney from Darling Point'

Exhibition history (8)

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

An historical survey of Australian watercolour painting:

Sydney Harbour: an exhibition to mark the 175th anniversary of the founding of Australia (1963), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 30 Oct 1963–19 Nov 1963

The Australian Landscape 1802-1975:

Samuel Elyard (1817-1910): Landscape painter and photographer, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, 01 Jul 1982–08 Aug 1982

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