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Watercolour - The Pont Neuf, Paris
  • The Pont Neuf, Paris
    Boys, Thomas Shotter, born 1803 - died 1874
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The Pont Neuf, Paris

  • Object:

    Watercolour

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (probably, painted)

  • Date:

    1833 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Boys, Thomas Shotter, born 1803 - died 1874 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour

  • Museum number:

    P.25-1922

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room WS, case R, shelf 61, box L

Thomas Shotter Boys (1803-1874) first trained as an engraver. He then studied lithography - a newly invented and more immediate printing technique - in Paris. Today he is most admired for his watercolours of Paris. They have a feeling of light and balance that rival the work of other great watercolourists of the day. Boys particularly admired Richard Parkes Bonington (1802-1828).

Physical description

Watercolour entitled 'The Pont Neuf, Paris', depicting the bridge as seen from the centre of another bridge lower down the river. Signed and dated by the artist.

Place of Origin

Paris (probably, painted)

Date

1833 (painted)

Artist/maker

Boys, Thomas Shotter, born 1803 - died 1874 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour

Marks and inscriptions

Thos Boys / Paris 1833
Signed and dated lower centre

Dimensions

Height: 38.4 cm, Width: 75 cm

Descriptive line

Watercolour entitled 'The Pont Neuf, Paris' by Thomas Shotter Boys (1803-1874). British School, 1833.

Materials

Watercolour

Techniques

Watercolour drawing

Subjects depicted

River; Bridge; Houses

Categories

Drawings; Paintings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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