Westminster and Hungerford from Waterloo Bridge

William Parrott (1813 - 1869)

Colour lithograph

1841
  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Portugal
    City: Lisbon
    Place: British Embassy
  • About the artist
    Topographical painter, watercolourist and lithographer William Parrott was the son of a farmer from Aveley, in Essex. He was initially apprenticed to engraver John Pye but later virtually abandoned engraving in favour of watercolour painting. Parrott exhibited in London at the Royal Academy (1835-63) and also at the British Institution, Royal Society of British Artists and elsewhere. He lived briefly in Paris (1842-43) and then Rome (1844-45), and published a series of twelve lithographs titled ‘Paris et ses Environs’ (1843). In 1851 he made a tour of Germany and he also paid frequent visits to Brittany and Normandy. Parrott occasionally painted figure subjects, including a caricature of J. M. W. Turner (1840; Ruskin Museum, Oxford).
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  • Details
    Title
    Westminster and Hungerford from Waterloo Bridge
    Date
    1841
    Medium
    Colour lithograph
    Acquisition
    Presented by Sir Nigel Ronald, January 1954
    Inscription
    inside image: [lower left] Westminster & Hungerford from Waterloo Bridge [right] [text illegible]
    GAC number
    15837