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An image of Salvator Glen, Hobart, Tasmania by John Skinner Prout

John Skinner Prout

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

Title
Salvator Glen, Hobart, Tasmania
Year
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
Accession number
8311
Location
Not on display
Further information

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

Bibliography (2)

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

Hendrik Kolenberg, Anne Ryan and Patricia James, 19th century Australian watercolours, drawing and pastels from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 2005, 44 (colour illus.).

Exhibition history (3)

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

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

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