New Government Mews, Princes’ Street, Story’s Gate, Westminster
Coloured engraving17 May 1828
About the work
Place: First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber), 10 Alfred Place
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.
- New Government Mews, Princes’ Street, Story’s Gate, Westminster
- 17 May 1828
- Coloured engraving
- Purchased from Peter Murray Hill, July 1973
- below image: [left]: Drawn by Tho.s H. Shepherd [centre] NEW GOVERNMENT MEWS, PRINCES' STREET, STORY'S GATE, WESTMINSTER. [publication lettering covered by mount] [right] Engraved by J.Henshall.
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