Oct 2, 2012

Sketchbook: "Ruin"

Sketchbook: "Ruin"

1814

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Samuel Prout

(British, 1783–1852)

Graphite with gray and tan wash

Each page: 13.5 x 23.4 cm (5 5/16 x 9 3/16 in.)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert N. Bier, London 1954.648.d

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John Ruskin (also in this gallery) admired Prout’s strength as a draftsman. Like the topographical watercolorists of the 18th century, Prout emphasized form over color in his watercolors, as is evident in the monochromatic, delicate English views in this sketchbook.

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