East Gate, Regent’s Park

  • About the work
    Country: Malaysia
    City: Kuala Lumpur
    Place: British High Commission
  • About the artist

    Thomas Hosmer Shepherd was born in London; the son of a watchcase maker. His elder brother was watercolourist George Sidney Shepherd, with whom he collaborated in 1813 on street views for Ackermann’s ‘Repository of the Arts’. He went on to build his reputation on depictions of fashionable cities. He made numerous sketching tours and, in 1818, visited France. He worked for Jones & Co. (1826-31), producing some 450 plates for the firm in total. He also worked as a drawing master. After 1842 he received regular commissions from the ‘Illustrated London News’ but still struggled financially. Collector Frederick Crace commissioned numerous watercolours of London sites from the artist (now in the British Museum). He died in Islington, aged c. 71.
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    England, London
    Materials & Techniques
    engraving, coloured engraving
  • Details
    East Gate, Regent’s Park
    31 March 1827
    Coloured engraving
    Purchased from Peter Murray Hill, July 1973
    GAC number