The Temple of Peace, Rome

Samuel Prout,

LL 3873

About this object

This watercolour is one of seven topographical continental views that are particularly small and framed together in the Lady Lever collection. This watercolour was probably copied by an unknown artist from an engraving by James Baylis Allen (1803 - 1876) after Samuel Prout's (1783 - 1852) original for Robert Jenning's 1831 'Landscape Annual - The Tourist in Italy'. Most of the elements in the 'Landscape Annual' print have been included apart from two small figures in the middle ground.

The image is set in the classical ruins of the Forum in Rome. The building in the foreground is now better known as the Basilica of Constantine. The distant belfry is that of the church Santa Francesco Romana. Prout's original drawing for this subject is in the British Museum's collection in London.

Object specifics

  • Other title(s)
    One of Seven Continental Scenes
  • Artist(s)
    Copied after Samuel Prout (British: English, born:17 September 1783, died:10 February 1852)
  • Date
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Materials
    Watercolour; Pencil; White Gouache; Paper
  • Measurements
    image: 7 cm x 5.1 cm
  • Physical description
    A view of a large archway with architectural rubble in the foreground and decorative buildings beyond.
  • Related people
    Gooden and Fox (Previous owner); William Hesketh Lever (Previous owner); Samuel Prout (Artist/maker); A Sargent (Previous owner)
  • Other number(s)
    Accession Number: LL 3873; Collection Number: WHL 3525
  • Credit line
    Purchased for the Lady Lever Art Gallery by William Hesleth 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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