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    Sale 5281

    The Sunday Sale

    9 December 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 111

    SAMUEL PROUT (BRITISH, 1783-1852)

    Ilford Church

    Price Realised  


    SAMUEL PROUT (BRITISH, 1783-1852)
    Ilford Church
    pencil and watercolour
    11 x 15 in. (28 x 38 cm.)

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    Samuel Prout (1783-1852) was not only a prominent watercolourist and appointed 'Painter in Water-Colours in Ordinary' to King George IV in 1829, but also one of the most prominent exponents of the method of lithographic reproduction of landscapes in the 1820s. Ruskin's praise of Samuel Prout in his 1846 edition of 'Modern Painters' exclaimed, "There is no stone, no vitality of architecture like Prouts" (Works of John Ruskin, 3.217) - arguably a tenet displayed in the example of Prout's work sold here.

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