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.
Boys, Thomas Shotter: Boys, Thomas Shotter: The Club Houses, Pall Mall
Coloured Lithograph. External measurements of frame: (height) 48cm x (width) 58cm.
Club houses on Pall Mall: Sir Robert Smirke's Carlton Club, of 1835-6, Sir Charles Barry's Reform Club of 1837-41, and Travellers' Club of 1829-31, Decimus Burton's Athenaeum of 1827-30, and Nash's United Services Club of 1827. The dome of the National Gallery and the spire of St Martin in the Fields.