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Samuel Prout

Samuel Prout (1783–1852)
View of Bamberg, from the Ludwigskanal
Inscribed by the artist, in pencil, at lower center, x from which Genal Berthier fell; at right, Bamberg.
10 3/16 x 16 in. (259 x 408 mm)
Purchased as the gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Morgan; 1988.2
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In 1801 Prout was employed by the antiquary John Britton to create drawings for his comprehensive Beauties of England and Wales. Through determined study, Prout overcame the problems of drawing architecture that initially had defeated him. His success is apparent in this fine drawing of Bamberg.

Marshal Louis Berthier was chief of staff for Emperor Napoleon. After the abdication he switched allegiance to the monarchy. Retired to his estate in Bamberg, he fell to death from a window,

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