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PROUT'S MICROCOSM, The Artist's Sketch-book of Groups of Figures, Shipping, And other Picturesque Objects. By Samuel Prout, F.S.A. Painter in Water Colours in Ordinary to Her Majesty and His Royal Highness Prince Albert.
Tilt and Bogue, Fleet Street., London 1841 - Folio. 11 x 14.5 inches. [4] pp. + 24 tinted lithographs, printed by C. Hullmandel, Bound in original cloth, gilt. Extremities worn and Joints neatly reinforced. Some foxing occasionally affecting plates and water stains on edges of the first three and last plates touching the edges of the images; otherwise a fine copy. Included are composite views of the entrance to Dover Harbour with smaller vignette views of loafers on beach, watching shipping and of a hulk and fishing vessels beached on Dover waterfront. Prout's Microcosm, was a drawing book for the use of students and artists in practising groups of people and maritime scenes for compositional ideas. Samuel Prout (1783-1852) was a water colour painter, print artist and a pioneer of lithography. From 1819-29 he toured extensively in France, the Low Countries and Italy and sketches in this volume reflect these visits including Normandy and Venice. Prout's draughtsmanship was admired by Ruskin who praised him in Modern Painters and The Stones of Venice. According to COPAC these plates were first issued as part works in 1822, but this 1841 volume was the first full edition in book form. KENT DOVER TOPOGRAPHY KENT - EUROPE DRAWINGS 19TH CENTURY KENT
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