C1847

Elizabeth St. Melbourne 1847.

The most important series of early colonial views of Port Phillip. In 1847 Prout made the journey from Tasmania to Port Phillip District and during his three month stay published these lithographs. Prout was an important colonial artist and a … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Elizabeth St. Melbourne 1847.

Date:

C1847

Condition:

All trimmed to the image.

Technique:

Lithograph with one tint

Image Size: 

355mm 
x 225mm
AUTHENTICITY
Elizabeth St. Melbourne 1847. - Antique Print from 1847

Genuine antique
dated:

1847

Description:

The most important series of early colonial views of Port Phillip. In 1847 Prout made the journey from Tasmania to Port Phillip District and during his three month stay published these lithographs. Prout was an important colonial artist and a pioneer in the artistic development of Australian art, not only through his paintings but also with the lectures he regularly gave. The complete set of Prout’s views of Melbourne and Geelong are an exceptional rarity with only three sets having being offered or sold in the last thirty years. Elizabeth St, Melbourne 1847 Corio Bay from the Barrabool Hills Geelong, 1847 Melbourne from Collingwood 1847 Vale of Heidelberg near Melbourne View from Batman’s Hill, Melbourne

John Skinner Prout (1805 - 1876)

John Skinner Prout (1805-1876) Prout was born in England Prout emigrated to Australia in 1840 with his wife and seven children. He soon became involved in the colonial life as a commercial artist, lecturing and publishing his own series of lithographs titled, Sydney Illustrated and Tasmania Illustrated in 1844-1846. His time in Tasmania teaching drawing, sketching and watercolours created interest and fostered a number of colonial amateurs. He is represented in all major institutional collections.

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