Samuel Prout

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Samuel Prout
1783-1852
Cottages at Crabtree, near Plymouth, Devon
Watercolor and graphite on wove paper.
10 9/16 x 15 5/16 inches (268 x 389 mm)
Purchased on the Charles Ryskamp Fund.
2019.119
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Inscribed: "Cottages at Crabtree/...../Jan 7. 1808" (on part of the old backing); signed "Prout" lower left.

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In 1812 Prout published a set of soft-ground etchings entitled Picturesque Delineations in the Counties of Devon and Cornwall. This watercolor may relate to this publication as the etchings' scenes of aged rural buildings are reminiscent of this cottage and mill.

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