Part of the Cathedral, Burgos

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Spain
    City: Madrid
    Place: British Embassy
  • About the artist
    Thomas Shotter Boys was born in Pentonville, North London. He was apprenticed to engraver George Cook, before moving to Paris during the 1820s. There he met Richard Parkes Bonington, with whom he worked. He returned to England in 1837 and initially engraved the designs of other artists and contributed to publications. In 1839, Boys produced his own publication, ‘Picturesque Architecture in Paris, Ghent and Antwerp’, the first English book with lithographic plates entirely in colour. He was elected a member of the New Water Colour Society in 1841 and in the following year published ‘Original Views of London As It Is’. Boys spent the last 20 years of his life teaching drawing and working as a lithographer. He died aged 71 in St John's Wood.
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  • Details
    Title
    Part of the Cathedral, Burgos
    Date
    published 1837
    Medium
    Colour lithograph
    Dimensions
    height: 51.70 cm, width: 36.60 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Baynton-Williams, February 1975
    GAC number
    11803