The Fish Market, Rome

Samuel Prout,

LL 3877

About this object

One of seven topographical watercolours of continental views that are particularly small and framed together. 'The Fish Market, Rome' is a copy by an unknown artist of an engraving by W R Smith after Prout's original for Robert Jennings's 1830 'Landscape Annual'.

This view is set in the classical ruins of the Forum in Rome. The columns shown here were previously part of the Porticus of Octavia, built by Emperor Augustus (63 BC - 14 AD), which may later have formed part of the Temple of Minerva. The fish market seen here was established under the columns of the porch in the 12th century and continued there until Prout's lifetime.

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; Gouache; Pencil; Pen; Wove paper
  • Measurements
    image: 8 cm x 5.3 cm
  • Physical description
    An architectural view of three columns with an arch on the left and a group of figures in the foreground on the right
  • 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 3877; Collection Number: WHL 3529
  • 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 Christies 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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