Thein Church, Prague

Samuel Prout, 1832 - 1833 probably

WAG 1996.23

About this object

Prout travelled around Europe extensively after 1820. He exhibited sketches and watercolours of the places he visted each year at the Old Watercolour Society, including views of France, Italy and Bohemia. He began to publish groups of his continental views as lithograph drawings in 1824. This work is taken from a printed collection of his sketches of Flanders and Germany that was published in 1833.

Prout had advertised the planned publication in July 1832 and financed its printing through subscriptions. The folio was produced by Charles Joseph Hullmandel's (1789 - 1850) printing press the following year with the title 'Facsimiles of Sketches made in Flanders and Germany'. 'Thein Church, Prague' was number 49 in the collection of 50.

Object specifics

  • Other title(s)
    The Tyn Church, Prague
  • Artist(s)
    Samuel Prout (British: English, born:17 September 1783, died:10 February 1852)
  • Date
    1832 - 1833 probably
  • Materials
    Paper; Lithograph
  • Measurements
    50.3 x 32.5 cm
  • Physical description
    A black and white architecural study depicting a cobbled street with a church on the right and a tall building in the centre with an arched corridor going through it. There are a group of figures standing on the steps of the church and more figures gathered near the archway to the left.
  • Related people
    National Gallery (Previous owner); Samuel Prout (Artist/maker)
  • Other number(s)
    WAG Inventory Number: 1996.23
  • Credit line
    Presented to the Walker Art Gallery by the National Gallery, London in 1996
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Collection
    From the Walker Art Gallery collections

Ownership

Previous owners

  • National Gallery

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1996
    Disposal method: Presented to the Walker Art Gallery in June 1996

Inscriptions

Item inscriptions

  • Inscription text: Thein church Prague (within image)
    Inscription method: Pencil
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Front
  • Inscription text: S P (within image)
    Inscription method:
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Front; Lower right
  • Inscription text: Note / ← S P
    Inscription method:
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Front; Right margin
  • Inscription text: Lithograph by Samuel Prout / Index also under continental church architecture / + continental ditto
    Inscription method:
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Front; Lower
  • Inscription text: 82.1940
    Inscription method: Biro
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Back
  • Inscription text: Litho by S. Prout
    Inscription method: Pencil
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Back
  • Inscription text: 217
    Inscription method: Stamp
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Back
Object view = Fine Art
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