Edward Prentis (Biographical details)

Edward Prentis (painter/draughtsman; British; Male; 1797 - 1854)

Also known as

Prentis, Edward

Address

2 Tavistock Row, Covent Garden (1823; Royal Academy catalogue) 5 Hornton Street, Kensington (1826-33; Society of British Artists catalogues) 9 Hornton Street, Kensington (1833-45; Society of British Artists catalogues)

Biography

Painter and draughtsman; commissioned by the Trustees of the British Museum in 1848 to make drawings of ivories and bronze bowls from Austen Henry Layard's excavations at Nimrud (Mesopotamia) of which the drawings are still preserved in the Department of Middle East and some of the drawings of ivories were reproduced in Layard's 'Monuments of Nineveh'; in 1850 presented a group of old master drawings formerly in the collection of Sir Joshua Reynolds (q.v).

Bibliography

ODNB
'Novelties in the British Museum', in 'The Daily News', 22 April 1851, p.3