View of Bamberg, from the Ludwigskanal, Samuel Prout
Pencil on paper, roughly 10×16 inches (26x40cm); original is in the collection of the Morgan Library and Museum in NY.
Samuel Prout, a British artist active in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, was known for his watercolors and graphics of architectural scenes. Here, in a somewhat more casual approach, he gives us a view of the German city of Bamberg.
I love the loose, sketchy characteristics of his individual lines and hatching, reinforced by the geometric strength of his underlying solid draftsmanship.