Prout, John Skinner (-1876)

Also known as
Prout, J. S. (John Skinner) (1805-1876)
Prout, J. S. (John Skinner) (-1876)
Prout, John Skinner (1805-1876)
Prout, Skinner (1805-1876)
Prout, Skinner (-1876)
Skinner Prout, John (1805-1876)
Skinner Prout, John (-1876)
Field of activity
Artist; Printmaker; Painter; Writer; Art teacher; Visual Artist
Libraries Australia
http://nla.gov.au/anbd.aut-an36089267
NLA Persistent Identifier
https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1769257

Biographies

John Prout is a Visual Artist who is mentioned in the AusStage database

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John Skinner Prout (1805-1876), artist, was born on 19 December 1805 at Plymouth, England. He was a nephew of the artist, Samuel Prout (1783-1852), whose renderings of medieval architecture were much admired...

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Prout was a painter, lithographer, art teacher and writer. An Australian critic once described his works as 'one of those wild and scattery bits, both in form and colour, which so nearly verge on the grotesque, that they stamp their authors as "genius run mad"'.

painter, lithographer, art teacher and writer, was born on 19 December 1805 in Plymouth, Devon, eldest child of John Prout and Maria, nee Skinner. His father was the elder brother of the watercolour painter Samuel Prout (1783-1852) and Samuel Prout Hill was his first cousin. Little is known about his early life, but there is no evidence that his uncle had anything to do with his artistic training. Nevertheless, after moving to Penzance from Plymouth in 1827, Skinner Prout was listed in local trade directories as a drawing teacher. His earliest known work is dated 1824 (when he was eighteen) and has the ascribed title Alderly Mill, Buckinghamshire . His earliest known lithograph, dated 1831, was published by J.P. Vibert in Penzance. On 19 June 1828 Skinner Prout married Maria Heathilla ( Prout ), daughter of John and Ann Marsh of Sidmouth. Their eldest child, Matilda, was born on 7 April 1829, their second, Anna Maria, on 25 October 1831. The family remained at Penzance until the end of 1831 then moved to Bristol; they lived there until 1838. During this time they had another two daughters, Rosa Heathilla (1833) and Agnes (1838), and three sons: Frederick (1834), Victor Albert and Edwin (1837). At Bristol Skinner Prout was a member of a local sketching club which included William J. Muller, Samuel Jackson, T.L.S. Rowbotham, William West and William Evans; he went on numerous sketching excursions throughout southern England, Wales and Ireland with Muller and Jackson. He showed paintings at the ...

  • 1840

Flourished

  • fl. c.1824 - c.1876

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  • (see also) Hill, Samuel Prout
  • (see also) Hill, Samuel Prout
  • (see also) Prout, Victor Albert
  • (see also) Jackson, Samuel
  • (see also) Evans, George William
  • (see also) Bicheno, James Ebenezer
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  • (see also) Fraser, Peter Gordon
  • (see also) Glover, John
  • (see also) Kay, W. P.
  • (see also) Walker, Thomas
  • (see also) Prout, Maria
  • (see also) Prout, Maria Heathilla
  • (see also) Marsh, John
  • (see also) Marsh, Ann
  • (see also) Prout, Matilda
  • (see also) Prout, Anna Maria
  • (see also) Prou, Rosa Heathilla
  • (see also) Prout, Agnes
  • (see also) Prout, Frederick
  • (see also) Prout, Edwin
  • (see also) Muller, William J.
  • (see also) Rowbotham, T. L. S.
  • (see also) West, William
  • (see also) Prout, Edgar
  • (see also) Prout, Cornelius
  • (see also) Woolcott, Mary
  • (see also) Woolcott, William
  • (see also) Prout, Mary Fredrika
  • (see also) Nixon,
  • (see also) Gunn, Ronald
  • (see also) Prout, Francis John
  • (see also) Akers, Charles Style
  • (see also) Allport, Mary Louise
  • (see also) Allport, Morton
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  • (see also) Nicholas, William
  • (see also) Nixon, Francis Russell
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  • (see also) Prout, Victor Albert
  • (see also) Prout, Victor Albert
  • (see also) Rae, John
  • (see also) Simpkinson, Francis
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  1. Skinner Prout in Australia, 1840-48
    Prout, John Skinner, 1805-1876
    [ Poster, chart, other : 1987 ]
    At 2 libraries
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  2. John Skinner Prout at Broulee (1841) and Illawarra (1843-4) : New South Wales, Australia / by Michael Organ
    Organ, Michael
    [ Book : 1999 ]
    At Wollongong City
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  3. A catalogue of a valuable and choice collection of book, etc... which will be sold at auction by Mr. Prout at the Royal Hotel
    Prout, John Skinner, 1805-1876
    [ Book : 1833 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  4. Journal of a voyage from Plymouth to Sydney, in Australia : on board the emigrant ship Royal Sovereign, with a short description of Sydney / by J.S. Prout, to which is added a brief account of Port Phillip
    Prout, John Skinner, 1805-1876
    [ Book : 1844 ]
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    Journal of a voyage from Plymouth to Sydney, in Australia : on board the emigrant ship Royal Sovereign, with a short description of Sydney / by J.S. Prout, to which is added a brief account of Port Phillip
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  5. Royal Australian Historical Society : prints of Sydney, 1842-1843
    Prout, John Skinner, 1805-1876
    [ Art work : 1842-1843 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  6. First views of Lake St. Clair : John Skinner Prout (1845) & Morton Allport (1863) / Tony Brown & Gillian Winter
    Brown, A. V. (Anthony Vincent)
    [ Book : 2011 ]
    At 9 libraries
    First views of Lake St. Clair : John Skinner Prout (1845) & Morton Allport (1863) / Tony Brown & Gillian Winter
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  7. Australia / by Edwin Carton Booth ; illustrated with drawings by Skinner Prout, N. Chevalier, etc
    Booth, Edwin Carton
    [ Book : 1870-2019 ]
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    Australia / by Edwin Carton Booth ; illustrated with drawings by Skinner Prout, N. Chevalier, etc
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  8. Bathing place, Sydney / John Skinner Prout
    Prout, John Skinner, 1805-1876
    [ Art work : 1842 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  9. Hobart, ca. 1845 / John Skinner Prout
    Prout, John Skinner, 1805-1876
    [ Art work : 1845 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  10. Mount Wellington / John Skinner Prout
    Prout, John Skinner, 1805-1876
    [ Photograph ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  1. Hill, Samuel Prout (1820-1861)
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    ... Prout, John Skinner ... cousin of John Skinner Prout , it was possibly because of this connection that Hill migrated to New South ... ADB, viewed 10/15 (Samuel Prout Hill (1821-1861), accountant, marine artist, Member of Lower House ...
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  2. Prout, Victor Albert (1835-)
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    ... Prout, John Skinner ... Prout, Maria Heathilla ... Maria and John Skinner Prout. He spent his professional career between England and Australia and ... photographer, second son of Maria and John Skinner Prout , was born in Bristol, Somerset on 9 December 1835. He ...
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  3. Prout, Maria Heathilla (1807-1871)
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    ... Prout, John Skinner ... Marsh, John ... painter John Skinner Prout (q.v.) and went to live in Cornwall; their first child was born there on 7 ... On seeing Prout perform, one critic found it gratifying and astonishing 'to find in this remote ...
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  1. DOMESTIC INTELLIGENCE. MR. PROUT'S LECTURES ON PAINTING.
    The Sydney Herald (NSW : 1831 - 1842) Friday 17 December 1841 p 2 Article
    ... - »oaxiasxxc xxrrsx.uffiBXV'CS. MR. PROUT''S LECTURES ON PAINTING. THE fourth Lecture of the course ... ; attentively to Mr. Prout's explanations, im-pressed as they were by the beautiful illustra-tions, without ... 732 words
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  2. LITERARY NOTICES. Sydney Illustrated. Part II. Prout and Co., 1842.
    Australasian Chronicle (Sydney, NSW : 1839 - 1843) Saturday 5 November 1842 p 2 Article
    ... LITERARY NOTICES. -----0-----Sydney Illustrated. Part II. Prout and Co., 1842. In this second ... Government House, all executed in Mr. Prout's best style, and for the fidelity of which we can vouch. The ... 488 words
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  3. A neglected painter brought Out JOHN SKINNER PROUT: Drawings, watercolours and oils, National Library of Australia, Rex Nan Kivell Room, closes June 19. Daily 9am-4.45pm.
    The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Wednesday 13 May 1987 p 23 Article
    ... A neglected painter brought out JOHN SKINNER PROUT: Drawings, watercolours and oils, National ... Library of Australia, Rex Nan Kivell Room, closcs June 19. Daily 9am-4.45pm. JOHN Skinner Prout is a ... 455 words
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  1. Autumn leaves / written by Charles Dickens ; composed by John Hullah
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  2. Alice Krongaard interviewed by Barbara Blackman
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    [ Sound : 1983 ]
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  3. Art Auction
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  1. John Skinner Prout : lithographs 1828-1850
    Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts
    [ Book : 1999 ]
    At Libraries Tas
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  2. Skinner Prout in Australia, 1840-48 / Tony Brown and Hendrik Kolenberg
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    [ Book : 1986 ]
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  3. Skinner Prout in Australia 1840-1848 / Tony Brown and Hendrik Kolenberg
    Prout, John Skinner, 1806-1876
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  4. Print of lithograph "Alluvial gold washing"
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  1. THE MOST VENERABLE ORDER OF THE HOSPITAL OF ST JOHN OF JERUSALEM PRIORY IN AUSTRALIA ADMISSIONS AND PROMOTIONS 2009
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette. Special (National : 1977 - 2012) Monday 2 November 2009 p 1

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    ... THE MOST VENERABLE ORDER OF THE HOSPITAL OF ST JOHN OF JERUSALEM PRIORY IN AUSTRALIA ADMISSIONS AND ... Potts Serena Reeves Ian Russell Rolf Schafer Dirk Sunley Ronald Swansen Col John Quantrill (Retd) David ... 314 words
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  2. NEW SOUTH WALES GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS AND TRAMWAYS.
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    ... .... Henry John Crawford David McC. Bullen Frederick V.... Swan Alan Palmer Oriel E. Grant Edward C ... 573 100 548 538 408 Parr Arthur V. Doran John V. • ••' Kurts Phillip A. Berg Martin W. Clayton Albert ... 307814 words
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  3. No. 16. LIST OF LETTERS RETURNED FROM THE COUNTRY, AND NOW LYING AT THIS OFFICE UNCLAIMED.
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    ... unnecessary transmission of Letters. Ship Letters. 1 ADAMS John, Hill End 2 Aheir Miss C. A., Mudgee 3 Aitken ... Arclibold Michael, Curragong 13 Armstrong O. Gk C., Yass 14 AtkinBon John, Mudgee 15 Atkinson Henry, butcher ... 13670 words
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  1. John Skinner Prout
    Gough, Julie; Waite, Dianne
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  2. John Skinner Prout: a colonial artist
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  3. John Skinner Prout: his Tasmanian sojourn 1844-48
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  4. First views of lake St Clair: John Skinner Prout (1845) [Book Review]
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