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Ebenezer Prout (1835–1909)

Photo credit: Royal Academy of Music

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Edward Bent Walker, who studied first at Liverpool and later with Sir Hubert von Herkomer, is noted in the 'Wigan Examiner', 16th December 1913, as having remarked that the portrait of Ebenezer Prout of 1904 was 'his most famous painting'. Ebenezer Prout (1835–1909) is depicted when elderly, with a long, silver, whispy beard and grey hair, half-length, turned to the right, wearing academic robes.

Royal Academy of Music





oil on canvas


H 63 x W 51 cm

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Acquisition method

on loan from the Incorporated Society of Musicians, since 1958

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Inscription description

E. Bent Walker, 1904


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