Canal Scene, Venice

Samuel Prout, 1830 - 1870

LL 3872

About this object

This watercolour is one of seven topographical continental views that are particularly small and framed together in the Lady Lever Art Gallery's collection. They were all catalogued by the art critic Robert Rattray Tatlock (1889-1954) as the work of John Skinner Prout (1806 - 1976), rather than his uncle Samuel Prout (1873 - 1852) to whom they had been previously attributed. It is now believed that these views are copies by an unknown artist from engravings published in the popular periodical 'Landscape Annuals' during the 1830s.

Object specifics

  • Other title(s)
    One of Seven Continental Scenes; A View on the Grand Canal Venice
  • Artist(s)
    Copied after Samuel Prout (British: English, born:17 September 1783, died:10 February 1852)
    John Skinner Prout (British: English, born:1806, died:29 August 1876)
  • Date
    1830 - 1870
  • Materials
    Watercolour; Gouache; Pen; Ink; Wove paper
  • Measurements
    image: 7.1 cm x 5.1 cm
  • Physical description
    A canalside scene of Venice, with a baroque palace and two gondola boats in the foreground and a Gothic church and campanile in the distance.
  • Related people
    Gooden and Fox (Previous owner); William Hesketh Lever (Previous owner); John Skinner Prout (Artist/maker); Samuel Prout (Artist/maker); A Sargent (Previous owner)
  • Other number(s)
    Accession Number: LL 3872; Collection Number: WHL 3524
  • Credit line
    Purchased for the Lady Lever Art Gallery by William Hesketh Lever in 1918
  • 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: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Gooden and Fox

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchased for William Hesketh Lever from Christie's on 16 May 1918, Lot 23
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • A Sargent

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Fine Art
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