An image of The bathing houses, Woolloomooloo Bay

John Skinner Prout

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

The bathing houses, Woolloomooloo Bay

Other titles:
The bathing houses, Woolloomooloo Bay, Sydney
Not on display
Further information

William Robertson was a friend of Skinner Prout. Prout stayed with him at his home 'The Hill' at Colac, Victoria on one of his sketching tours. Robertson was a member of the Victorian Parliament and purchased many of Prout's works from the sale of his estate in London. Some of these Robertson subsequently gave to the Royal Society of Tasmania, now at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart. This is one of nineteen drawings by Skinner Prout of NSW subjects in the AGNSW collection, all from William Robertson's collection. It is likely to have been lot 65 or 69 from the auction of 'The remaining works of the late J Skinner Prout' Christie, Manson and Woods, London 26 February 1877.

Hendrik Kolenberg, 'Australian drawings from the Gallery's collection', AGNSW, 1997

Place of origin
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
pencil, white gouache highlights on buff paper
17.5 x 26.2 cm sheet
Signature & date

Signed l.l. corner, pencil "J.S. Prout" . Dated l.r. corner, pencil "... MAY 7 - 42.".

Gift of W.T. Robertson 1991
Accession number