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Samuel Prout
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Born: September 17, 1783

Died: February 10, 1852 (aged 68)

Nationality: English

Occupation: Artist

Bio: Samuel Prout was one of the masters of British watercolour architectural painting. Prout secured the position of Painter in Water-Colours in Ordinary to King George IV in 1829 and afterwards to Queen Victoria. John Ruskin, whose work often emulated Prout's, wrote in 1844, Sometimes I tire of Turner, but never of Prout.

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