The Hôtel de Ville, Louvain

Samuel Prout, 1820 - 1827 probably

WAG 2245

About this object

Several prints were made after this original watercolour by Prout. The first, a coloured aquatint by J C Stadler (dates unrecorded), appeared in Rudolph Ackerman's (1764 - 1834) illustrated periodical 'Repository of arts, literature, commerce, manufactures, fashions, and politics' (commonly referred to as 'Ackerman's Repository') on 1 January 1827. Prout also published a lithograph drawing of the view in his 'Facsimile of Sketches made in Flanders, Germany and France' in 1833.

Object specifics

  • Artist(s)
    Samuel Prout (British: English, born:17 September 1783, died:10 February 1852)
  • Date
    1820 - 1827 probably
  • Materials
    Watercolour; Paper
  • Measurements
    125.4 x 97.5 cm
  • Physical description
    A view of the Hôtel de Ville in the centre with two buildings on either side in the foreground. The street is filled with people. On the left a carriage is being loaded below an occupied balcony and on the right ladies work material at a table.
  • Related people
    Mrs Haldimand (Previous owner); Thomas Hardman (Previous owner); King (Previous owner); Samuel Prout (Artist/maker)
  • Other number(s)
    WAG Inventory Number: 2245
  • Credit line
    Purchased by the Walker Art Gallery in 1883
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Collection
    From the Walker Art Gallery collections

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Publications

  • Early English Drawings and Watercolours in the Walker Art Gallery

    Edward Morris & Timothy Stevens

    Author: Edward Morris & Timothy Stevens
    Publisher: Liverpool Letterpress Limited, Member of the Steel House Press
    Date: 1968
    Description: Catalogue of Early English Drawings and Watercolours in the Walker Art Gallery collection

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Thomas Hardman

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1883
    Disposal method: Purchased by the Walker Art Gallery in 1883
  • King

    Owned from: 1861
    How acquired: Bought at Christies on 21 June 1861, Lot 69
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Mrs Haldimand

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1861
    Disposal method: Sold at Christies on 21 June 1861, Lot 69

Inscriptions

Item inscriptions

  • Inscription text: P
    Inscription method: Scratched with a penknife
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Front; Lower left
Object view = Fine Art
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