BOYS, Thomas Shotter (1803-1874)
Born in London, Boys was apprenticed at the age of 14 to the engraver George Cooke. He travelled to Paris in 1823 where he was heavily influenced by the acclaimed artist, Richard Bonington. He returned to London in 1837 and drew many popular scenes of the city, in "Original Views of London As It Is" [1842 to 1843] he recreates the real essence of Nineteenth Century London.
Hyde Park Corner from 'London as it Is'
View of Hyde Park Corner from Knightsbridge looking towards Piccadilly. Apsley House is on the left and the corner of St George's Hospital is on the right. A 6d omnibus can be seen, and also road-menders at work.
Coloured lithograph on paper, 1842. External measurements of frame: (height) 47cm x (width) 59cm. Signed but not dated.