PREVIEW: Samuel Prout: A Grand Tour in Watercolour, Duke of York Square

The exhibition will be running as part of the British Antique Dealers’ Association Art Fair 2017  from the 15th to the 21st March. 

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Rialto Bridge, Venice, circa 1827, Samuel Prout. Courtesy BADA 2017. (c) John Spink.

The BADA 2017’s  loan exhibition will look at the watercolours of the artist and how he was able to capture Europe’s major cities and ports through the architectural detail and the skill he would apply to his work.

His detailed and vibrant cityscapes earned the artist high critical acclaim and was later awarded with the title of ‘Painter in Water-Colours in Ordinary’ to King George IV in 1829, and later Queen Victoria.

This exhibition will bring together over 20 of the artist’s work, man of which are sourced from private collections and are being displayed for the first time in nearly fifty years.

Samuel Prout:  A Grand Tour in Watercolour is curated by Timothy Wilcox who said: “Prout’s pictures of European cities are not just journeys in space, they are journeys in time; the Victorian public adored him for suggesting that the world they had lost, submerged in the grime of Britain’s industrial cities, was no more than a train ride away.”

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Ducal Palace, Venice, Circa 1828, Samuel Prout. (c) John Spink.

Samuel Prout: A Grand Tour in Watercolour will run as part of the BADA 2017 from the 15th to the 21st March. For more information visit: http://www.badafair.com/BADA-News/samuel-prout-a-grand-tour-in-watercolour.html .