Street Scene, Bayeux, Normandy

Samuel Prout, 1828 possibly

LL 3871

About this object

Street Scene, Bayeux, Normandy has previously been known by the title 'Street in Normandy'. The location is identified as Bayeux from the twin turreted towers of the 11th-century cathedral with their slender spires, seen in the distance. Prout frequently exhibited views of Normandy at the Society of Painters in Watercolours (now known as the Royal Watercolour Society) from 1820 onwards. He displayed only one view of Bayeux there in 1828. This is probably the same work.

Object specifics

  • Other title(s)
    Normandy Street Scene; Street Scene, Bayeux, Normandy ; Street in Normandy
  • Artist(s)
    Samuel Prout (British: English, born:17 September 1783, died:10 February 1852)
  • Date
    1828 possibly
  • Materials
    Watercolour; White gouache; Buff-coloured wove paper
  • Measurements
    27.2 cm x 20.7 cm
  • Physical description
    A street scene in Bayeux, France, consisting mostly of houses with balconies and small market shops beneath them on the street edge. Figures are dotted about the street and a further building with two steeples can be seen in the distance on the left.
  • Related people
    William Hesketh Lever (Previous owner); James Orrock (Previous owner); Samuel Prout (Artist/maker)
  • Other number(s)
    Accession Number: LL 3871
  • Credit line
    Purchased for the Lady Lever Art Gallery by William Hesketh Lever in 1910
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Collection
    From the Lady Lever Art Gallery collections

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Publications

  • British Watercolours and Drawings: Lord Leverhulme's Collection in the Lady Lever Art Gallery

    Jessica Feather

    Author: Jessica Feather
    Publisher: Liverpool University Press & National Museums Liverpool
    Date: 2010
    Description: Lord Leverhulme's Collection catalogue of Watercolours and Drawings in the Lady Lever Art Gallery

Ownership

Previous owners

  • William Hesketh Lever

    Owned from: 1910
    How acquired: Bought from James Orrock in 1910
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • James Orrock

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1910
    Disposal method: Purchased by William Hesketh Lever in 1910
Object view = Fine Art
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