Temple of Pallas, 1831

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Temple of Pallas, 1831


This [reproduction of a] print depicts the Temple of Pallas also known as the Temple of Athena which honors the Greek deity, Pallas Athena, the goddess of truth. In the shallow foreground we see a portion of a street, with nine figures standing or walking upon it, the bottom of the composition. One of these figures is a monk (tell more about how he looks).. In the middle ground we see the temple, and its imposing façade takes up most of the composition. (more about how temple is constructed) The pillars of the temple are massive in girth and also in height, dwarfing the humans around them. Each temple is topped with intricate and delicate Corinthian style columns (add more here as to each successive element, including the piers at top). The temple is drawn with short and identical strokes in contrast to the building on the right which has a smoother depiction (more about how that building looks). In the background (more about sky)The overall image is encircled by a frame that consists of elements weaving in and out of each other. as well as a variety of words., “THE LANDSCAPE ANNVAL” is woven into the top portion of the frameand the words, “1831”, “TEMPLE OF PALLAS”, “LONDON PUBLISHED BY JENNINGS & CHAPLIN.62.CHEAPSIDE” are woven into the bottom.
Samuel Prout was born in Plymouth, United Kingdom in 1783 and died in 1852. He was an English painter who was very interested in picturesque architecture. He had a keen interest in the chiaroscuro technique. Prout studied at Plymouth Grammar School and later started his artist apprenticeship with Dr. John Bidlake. Prout was one of the first to experiment with lithography in the beginning of the 19th century. He served as “Painter in Water-Colours in Ordinary” to King George IV in 1829 and then to Queen Victoria in the late 1830’s. In 1830, Prout was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. In 1852, he died of a stroke in his home in London. His son, Samuel Gillespie Prout succeeds his father in following the same career path as a watercolour painter. Most of Prout’s original works were acquired by the Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery.




London, Published by Jennings & Chaplin.62.Cheapside




St. Catherine University


This image may not be reproduced for any reason without the express written consent of the St. Catherine University. Contact the Visual Resources Library regarding rights to this collection. 651-690-6639


3 1/2 x 5 3/4 in









Allen, JR Allen (Engraver) and Prout, S. (Drawing) , “Temple of Pallas, 1831,” Digital Collections From St Kate's, accessed May 19, 2024, https://omeka.reclaim.stkate.edu/items/show/5046.

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