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: Temple Bar from the Strand
Coloured Lithograph. External measurements of frame: (height) 58cm x (width) 45cm.
This illustrates the archway of old Temple Bar in its original position (it is now next to St. Paul's Cathedral) A baker sits in the foreground, his basket marked 'T.S.B.'