At Hastings

Samuel Prout, probably before 1816

WAG 852

About this object

'At Hastings' is probably a preliminary sketch for Prout's etching of the same name that was included in his series of 24 soft ground etchings, published by Rudolph Ackermann (1764 - 1834), in February 1816. This watercolour differs in detail from the etching and it is in reverse. This suggests it was made before the etching.

Object specifics

  • Artist(s)
    Samuel Prout (British: English, born:17 September 1783, died:10 February 1852)
  • Date
    probably before 1816
  • Materials
    Watercolour; Paper
  • Measurements
    21.1 x 27.1 cm
  • Physical description
    A view from the coastline at Hastings looking out to sea. A boat is moored on the beach slightly to the left, and another boat is in shallow waters on the right. Three figures are standing between the two vessels.
  • Related people
    Samuel Prout (Artist/maker); James Smith (Previous owner)
  • Other number(s)
    WAG Inventory Number: 852
  • Credit line
    Presented to the Walker Art Gallery by James Smith in 1896
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Collection
    From the Walker Art Gallery collections

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Previous owners

  • James Smith

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1896
    Disposal method: Presented to the Walker Art Gallery in 1896
Object view = Fine Art
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