Prout, John Skinner (1805-76; English)
6 Views of Melbourne and Geelong 1847
Lithographs, each c.24.4 x 37.2 cm
Acquired 1868 (donated by John Pascoe Fawkner?)
State Library of Victoria (30328102131652/1) etc.
[photo: Geelong 1847]
Prout, the nephew of Samuel Prout (1783-1852), worked in Australia from 1840-48, mostly in Sydney and Hobart.
The prints in this set, made during a 3-month stay in Victoria, and published in Hobart in 1847, show: Melbourne from Collingwood; Vale of Heidelberg near Melbourne; Elizabeth Street, Melbourne; View from Batman’s Hill Melbourne; Corio Bay from the Barabool Hills; and Geelong 1847.
NGV’s unpublished list of pre-1905 acquisitions, under 1868
For details, refer SLV catalogue; and for another set, held in Canberra, see https://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/2944860
For Prout, see http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/prout-john-skinner-2565 (V.W.Hodgman, 1st publ.in ADB vol.2, 1967); Bonyhady Images in Opposition (1985/91), p.34; Kerr Dictionary (1992), pp.644-46 (entire by Tony Brown), updated as https://daao.org.au/bio/john-skinner-prout/biography/ ; and Alison Inglis in Bunbury This Wondrous Land (2011), p.75 (with further references). See also Bénézit 11, p.430, and AKL 97 (2016), p.80