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Watercolour of a view near Okehampton, 1825 - 1876

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 22/24

Scope and Contents

An undated framed painting, 290 mm x 370 mm.


  • 1825 - 1876


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Biographical / Historical

John Skinner Prout (1806-1876), watercolour painter, was born in Plymouth, the nephew of the painter Samuel Prout (1783-1852). After living for a period in Australia, he settled in Bristol where he mixed with local artists. Prout moved on to London where he became a member of the Institute of Painters in Watercolours and contributed regularly to exhibitions. He died on 29 August 1876 in London.


1 item(s) (1 painting) : watercolour

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

The provenance of the collection is unknown.


This collection level description was created by RAS. The biographical history was compiled with reference to the entry on John Skinner Prout in Sidney Lee, ed., 'Dictionary of national biography', vol. XVI (London, 1909), p. 424.

Date information

DateText: The date is approximate..


Prout, John Skinner, 1806-1876, watercolour painter

Finding aid date

2003-09-11 10:45:06+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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