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Above the Waterfall, Near the Weather Board Hut, Bathurst Road, N.S.W. 1847

$ 4,500

15.5 x 23 cm

John Skinner Prout

Watercolour on paper


Signed and dated lower left J. Skinner Prout, 1847.

Provenance: The estate of the late Mr. Owen Esmond Friend and (1881 – 1942), former President of the Royal Australian Historical Society (1931 – 1933)


The below work was completed in 1843 on Prout’s journey while painting in the Blue Mountains.

Above the waterfall, near the weather board hut, Bathurst Road, N.S.W. / J.S. Prout. 1843. Held in the National Library of Australia Collection

17.9 x 36.7 cm

Pencil and wash on paper

Prout. Weatherboard Falls Sketch. Day Gallery

Exhibited: Royal Australian Historical Society. Exhibition of Pictures of Early Sydney. Sydney, History House, March 18 – April 9, 1943, catalogue no. 25

J S Prout. Day Gallery

A later steel engraving by Prout with Weatherboard Falls (Wentworth Falls).

Fall of the Weatherboard [picture] / S. Prout; T. Heawood

Steel engraving published in Australia Illustrated c1873

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John Skinner Prout. Weather board falls. Day Gallery