Prerogative Will Office, Doctor’s Commons

  • 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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  • Details
    Title
    Prerogative Will Office, Doctor’s Commons
    Date
    Medium
    Engraving
    Dimensions
    height: 10.50 cm, width: 7.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Presented by Dr. Peter Rusk, November 1973
    Provenance
    Gift from Dr Rusk and Lord Simon of Glaisdale, November 1973
    GAC number
    10930