‘London as it is’ Framed Print
‘London as it is’ framed print by Thomas Shotter Boys. This print features three young boys outside of a London church, with one writing on the wall. Olive green matting and perfectly contrasting gilt frame .
Very good vintage condition.
70cm x 52cm.
Boys was born in London, on 2 January 1803. He was articled to the engraver George Cooke. When his apprenticeship came to an end he went to Paris where he met and came under the influence of Richard Parkes Bonington, who persuaded him to abandon engraving for painting. Some sources describe him as a pupil of Bonington, although William Callow, who later shared a studio with him in Paris, disputed this.
He exhibited at the Royal Academy for the first time in 1824, and in Paris in 1827. In 1830 he went to Brussels, but returned to England on the outbreak of the revolution there. Paying another visit to Paris, he remained there until 1837, and then returned to England in order to lithograph the works of David Robert’s and Clarkson Stanfield.
Boys was a member of the Institute of Painters in Water Colours, and of several foreign artistic societies. He died in 1874.