George Frederick Prosser

George Frederick Prosser was commissioned in 1835 to produce a prestigious volume of lithographs. This was entitled ‘Select Illustrations of Hampshire’ and was comprised of Picturesque Views of the Seats of the Nobility and Gentry.

This was followed in 1842 by the companion publication, ‘Antiquities of Hampshire Illustrated in the Ruins of Ancient Buildings’..

By 1852 George had moved to Winchester from Guildford. He advertised his business as ‘an artist and drawing master’, and he was based at No. 80, High Street, close to Westgate.

Many of his watercolours of Winchester date from the 1850’s -1870’s. They form a comprehensive record of many of the historic buildings and street scenes.

The largest and most comprehensive collection of his works is held by Winchester City Museum and can be viewed by the public.