Samuel Prout

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Samuel Prout
1783-1852
View of Bamberg, from the Ludwigskanal
Pencil on paper.
10 3/16 x 16 inches (259 x 408 mm)
Purchased as the gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Morgan.
1988.2
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Inscribed by the artist at lower center, "x from which Gen.al Barthier fell"; at right, "Bamberg".

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Spink & Son, Ltd., London.
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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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Morgan, Charles, donor.
Morgan, Charles, Mrs., donor.

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