View of Winchester by George Frederick Prosser

Prosser's watercolours of Winchester, dating from the 1850s-1870s, afford a comprehensive coverage of all the historic buildings and many street scenes of the period.

Details

Category:
Topographical
Medium:
Watercolour Dimensions: 35 x 56 cm
Art Fund grant:
£400 ( Total: £1,200)
Acquired in:
1985
Vendor:
Paul Watson

This painting shows the recently constructed St Cross Hospital from the west side of the railway line with St Catherine's Hill in the background. It must be one of the very earliest views of the Southampton line, perhaps shown still under construction to judge from the pile of stone blocks shown on the embankment.

Provenance

Paul Watson.

Venue details

Winchester City Museum The Square, Winchester Hampshire SO23 9ES 01962 863064 www.winchestermuseumcollections.org.uk

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