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Salvator Glen, Hobart, Tasmania

1845


Artist

John Skinner Prout

England, Australia

19 Dec 1805 - 29 Sep 1876


About

With splendid view of Hobart and the Derwent, Salvator Glen was named by George Frankland (1797?-38), Surveyor-General of Tasmania and an amateur artist, after the seventeenth century romantic Italian painter Salvator Rosa (1614-73), much admired in the nineteenth century. Salvator Glen is at the top end of what is now Salvator Road, West Hobart. There are watercolours by Francis Simpkinson of the same subject, inscribed 'Salvator Rosa's Glen', dated August and November 1845 respectively - refer to the 'Illustrated catalogue' in Max Angus' 'Simpkinson De Wesselow, landscape painter in Van Diemen's Land and the Port Phillip district' (1984) pg. 179 (50) and pg. 180 (61).

Francis Simpkinson, later Francis Simpkinson De Wesselow (1819-1906) and a number of other talented amateur painters in Hobart in the 1840s were influenced by Skinner Prout and often painted with him.

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


Details


Date

1845


Media category

Watercolour


Materials used

pencil, watercolour, white gouache, gum, scraping out


Dimensions

22.1 x 32.4 cm sight; 42.3 x 51.1 x 4.0 cm frame


Signature & date

Not signed. Dated l.r. corner, brown watercolour ".../ 1845".


Credit

Purchased 1949


Location

Not on display


Accession number

8311


Artist information

John Skinner Prout

Works in the collection

31


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, 44 (colour illus.).

Hendrik Kolenberg, Nineteenth century Australian watercolours from the collection, Sydney, 1991. cat.no. 63