1813 - 1869
William Parrott studied under the engraver John Pye and then devoted himself to painting. He travelled in Italy in 1844 and 1845, visited Germany in 1851 and made frequent trips to Brittany and Normandy. In 1840 he published a series of lithographs depicting London and the Thames, and in 1843 a dozen views of Paris and the Seine.
1835-1869, Suffolk Street, London
1836-1857, Royal Academy, London
Museum and Gallery Holdings
London (National Maritime Mus.): Building the ‘Great Leviathan’ (the ‘Great Eastern’) (1858, oil on canvas)
London (Tate Collection): San Giovanni, Genoa. Verso: Jetty or Mole, Probably at Genoa, with Rowing Boats Unloading Casks and Melons (pencil, watercolour and gouache on paper); Piazza Nettuno, Bologna (pencil and watercolour on paper); Bridges on the Seine. Verso: Sketch of an Abbé (pencil and watercolour on paper); Porte St Denis (pencil, watercolour and gouache on paper)
Paris (Mus. Carnavalet): The Quai Conti