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Cataract Glen, Mount Wellington, after Skinner Prout, c18754.

Cataract Glen, Mount Wellington, after Skinner Prout, c18754.

by Prout, John Skinner

Antique print of a lovely waterfall with a heron, near Mount Wellington in Tasmania. Engraving c1874.

Original steel engraving by Arthur Willmore (1814-1888) from a watercolour by John Skinner Prout (1806-1876) for Edwin Carton Booth's Australia, illustrated with engravings from drawings by eminent English topographical artists, Skinner Prout, Nicholas Chevalier, James Charles (J.C.) Armytage and others" published in England circa 1874 by Virtue & Company. This series of views are quite collectable, as lovely records of places that has been considerably changed by development over the years.

Skinner Prout was born in Plymouth, England, and in 1840, arrived in Sydney with his wife and seven children. He brought a complete lithographic printing press with him, and in early 1841 he started producing lithographed versions of his drawings of Sydney. In January 1844 Prout moved to Hobart and commenced drawing Hobart and its environs for a series of lithographs. He went on many sketching trips throughout NSW, TAS and VIC, often accompanying sketching clubs that he helped to organize. Prout and his family returned to England in April 1848.

This engraving is in good condition, with fine later hand-colour. There are wide margins, as published. Page size is 270 x 210mm. (approx 8 1/2 x 10 5/8 inches). Image: 180 x 122mm (7 x 4 3/4 inches).

Stock Number: apTasBooth1Price: $100.00