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Salvator Glen, Hobart, Tasmania



John Skinner Prout

England, Australia

19 Dec 1805 – 29 Sep 1876

  • Details

    Media category
    Materials used
    pencil, watercolour, white gouache, gum, scraping out
    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".

    Purchased 1949
    Not on display
    Accession number

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    John Skinner Prout

    Works in the collection


  • 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

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 3 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

Other works by John Skinner Prout

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