Bentota, Sri Lanka
Sketchbook: "Landscape with Sailboats"
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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.
Medium: graphite on two pages
Dimensions: Each page: 13.5 x 23.4 cm (5 5/16 x 9 3/16 in.)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert N. Bier, London
Accesion Number: 1954.648.i
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