English, 1783 - 1852

Beached Fishing Boat

Date: ca. 1805

This tiny watercolor is a major tour de force of technical skill. Prout made it in Plymouth, on the coast of Cornwall, where he was born and raised. Note how he has used the surface texture of the paper to help give this scene its three-dimensional effect.

Medium: Watercolor on paper

Dimensions: H: 7 1/2 x W: 11 5/8 in.

Place: England

Accession: 0133

Collection: Julian Wood Glass Jr. Collection

Category: Paintings - Landscapes

Tags: Plymouth , Fishing , Beach , Watercolor

Purchased August 17, 1982 from Davis & Langdale. Exhibited: Davis & Langdale Company, Inc., New York, New York "English Watercolors", May 13 - June 4, 1982, Catalogue No. 34.