An image of Valley of the ferns

John Skinner Prout

(England, Australia 19 Dec 1805 – 29 Sep 1876)

Valley of the ferns

Other titles:
Valley of ferns, Hobart, Tasmania, Valley of Ferns, Hobart
Location
Not on display
Further information

There are a number of watercolours by Skinner Prout of the same subject; it is also related to his lithograph 'Fern Tree Valley, Mount Wellington' in volume 1, part 2 of his series 'Tasmania illustrated' 1844.

excerpt from Hendrik Kolenberg, Anne Ryan and Patricia James, '19th century Australian watercolours, drawings & pastels in the Gallery's collection', Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2005

Year
1844-1848
Media
Watercolour
Medium
watercolour, opaque white gum, scraping out on paper
Dimensions
39.5 x 59.2 cm sight; 71.6 x 90.1 x 4.5 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed l.l. corner, brown watercolour "J.Skinner Prout". Not dated.
Credit
Purchased 1949
Accession number
8272