South Villa, Regent’s Park
Coloured engraving26 April 1828
About the work
Place: First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber), 10 Alfred Place
About the artist
Engraver James Tingle was a prolific engraver of landscape and architectural subjects after works by contemporary artists, producing small plates for illustrated books. He also produced aquatint prints.
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.