Palaces on the Grand Canal

Samuel Prout,

LL 3875

About this object

This watercolour is one of seven topographical continental views that are particularly small and framed together in the Lady Lever collection. 'Palaces on the Grand Canal' was probably copied by an anonymous artist from a steel engraving by William Smith after Prout's original view in the second of Robert Jennings's 'Landscape Annuals' published in 1830.

The central building in this view is the late 15th-century Palazzo Barbarigo della Terrazza and once contained 17 paintings by Titian (about 1488 – 1576) which are now in the Hermitage, St Petersburg. The watercolour version of this subject by Prout is very similar except for a covered gondola in the foreground,

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; Pen; Ink; Paper
  • Measurements
    image: 9.4 cm x 13.9 cm
  • Physical description
    A landscape view of the Grand Canal in Venice with buildings in the centre fading into the distance on the left and gondola boats scattered across the water.
  • 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 3875; Collection Number: WHL 3527
  • Credit line
    Purchased 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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