Prou arrived in San Francisco about 1854. He painted scenery for Maguire's Opera House and in the new Marysville Theater. He died in San Francisco on July 4, 1865 due to cirrhosis of the liver.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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