The bathing houses, Woolloomooloo Bay
John Skinner Prout
19 Dec 1805 - 29 Sep 1876
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
The bathing houses, Woolloomooloo Bay, Sydney
pencil, white gouache highlights on buff paper
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.".
Gift of W.T. Robertson 1991
Not on display
Where the work was made
Shown in 3 exhibitions
The remaining works of the late J Skinner Prout, Christie, Manson and Woods, London, 26 Feb 1877 -
Australian drawings from the Gallery's collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 13 Dec 1997–15 Mar 1998
19th century Australian watercolours, drawings & pastels, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 06 Apr 2005–24 Jul 2005
Referenced in 2 publications
Unknown, Unknown and Unknown, 19th century Australian watercolours, drawing and pastels from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 2005, 36, 37 (colour illus.).
Unknown, Australian drawings from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 1997, 19 (illus.). cat.no. 3