Winchester from Morestead Downs

Winchester from Morestead Downs



George Frederick Prosser (1805-1882)
Winchester from Morestead Downs

Signed lower left: WINCHESTER/From Morested Downs/by G.F.E. Prosser. 1876.
Watercolour over pencil heightened with bodycolour
42.5 by 74.9 cm., 16 3/4 by 29 1/2 in.

Private Collection, Hampshire

This is a view of Winchester taken from the south-east near the village of Morestead. To the left the landscape rises towards St Catherine's Hill. On the hill to the west are Winchester Barracks with spire of Christ Church visible centre left. The square tower in the centre of the watercolour is Winchester College Chapel with the larger Winchester Cathedral visible to its right.