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Hotel de Ville Brunswick

1833

Artist
Samuel Prout (1783 - 1852)

Lithographer
Samuel Prout (1783 - 1852)

Publisher
Charles Joseph Hullmandel (1789 - 1850)

Height: 41 cm sheet; Width: 27.1 cm sheet;

Inscription
Inscription, HOTEL DE VILLE / BRUNSWICK //
Inscription, N. 6 / SP //

Acquisition (source, method, date)
Witt Library; transfer; 1990
G.1990.WL.6998

About this work
The relatively new process of lithography enabled artists to make a drawing on a stone plate, from which it could be printed. Prout was a keen exponent, producing picturesque views of Britain and the Continent for the popular market. Most admired were architectural street scenes such as this from the largest and most influential of his series. The volume appealed to John Ruskin, a student of Prout, and was the inspiration for his family’s first extended Continental tour. (Permanent collection label)



Copyright: © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

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