Laura Burrard, Andernach after Samuel Prout - Original 1853 watercolour painting


An original 1853 watercolour painting, Laura Burrard Andernach after Samuel Prout.

This fine watercolour of a scene at Andernach on the Rhine after Samuel Prout is by Laura Burrard (born 1831/3). Laura Burrard was the daughter of Admiral Sir Charles Burrard, 2nd Bt., who had an illustrious Naval career, after which he settled in Lyndhurst, Hampshire, where he became a prolific artist.

Inscribed 'Laura Burrard Aug 3rd 1853 given to her Aunt Laura'. Aunt Laura was a talented artist, with botanical watercolours in the collection of the National History Museum in London (which featured in their 2014 exhibition Images of Nature).

On card with ornate embossed cut border, as shown. Laid down on backing paper.

Unsigned. Inscribed lower centre: 'Andernach from Prout'.
In good condition for its age. To the backing paper there is some minor age toning and a soft crease.
21.7cm x 16.7cm.

This picture forms part of a fascinating collection of largely early 19th-century works we have for sale connected with the important Burrard family of Lymington. Taken as a whole, the collection tells of the family’s artistic talents, including that of artist and seaman Admiral Sir Charles Burrard; Laura Burrard, whose drawings are in the National History Museum; and poet Caroline Anne Bowles, future wife of Poet Laureate Robert Southey. They picture the places in Hampshire where the family grew up and which remained significant to the Burrards through the 19th century, along with Naval subjects, evidencing the importance of Naval achievement in the family’s history. In addition, there are some unusual subjects relating to New World exploration, forming a fascinating record of contemporary interest in this amongst the English ruling classes at this time.

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Product code: JK-311

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