Old Houses on the edge of Lake Maggiore
pencil, watercolour and bodycolour
13 ½ x 10 in. (34.6 x 25.7 cm.)
John Skinner Prout was the nephew of Samuel Prout and, although largely self-taught, was greatly influenced by his uncle in choice of subject matter and style. He became a member of the New Watercolour Society in 1838 but his membership lapsed as a result of his lengthy sojourn in Australia. On his return he settled in Bristol where he became a friend of Samuel Jackson and W.J. Müller, with whom he became a founder of the Bristol Sketching Club.
Examples of his work are to be found in the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.