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The bathing houses, Woolloomooloo Bay



John Skinner Prout

England, Australia

19 Dec 1805 – 29 Sep 1876

  • Details

    Other Title
    The bathing houses, Woolloomooloo Bay, Sydney
    Place where the work was made
    Sydney New South Wales Australia
    Media category
    Materials used
    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
    Accession number

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    Artist information
    John Skinner Prout

    Works in the collection


  • About

    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

  • Places

    Where the work was made


  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 3 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

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