South Aisle

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Government Art Collection
  • About the artist
    George Sidney Shepherd was born in Finsbury, London; the son of a watchmaker. He is thought to have attended Dr Cox Macro’s sketching academy and he exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1800. In 1807 he made studies for Britton’s ‘Architectural Antiquities of Great Britain’ and also illustrated Booth’s ‘Architectural Series of London Churches’ (1818) and Wilkinson’s ‘Londina Illustrata’ (1824–34). With brother, Thomas Hosmer, he made views for Ackermann’s ‘Repository of the Arts’ in 1813. From 1832 he exhibited at the Society of British Artists. He was later a founder member of the New Society of Painters in Watercolour. By the 1840s his style had become more impressionistic. He was twice widowed by the time of his death in 1861.
    Thomas Sutherland was a prominent aquatint engraver who specialised in sporting, coaching, naval and military subjects, as well as topographical views. His engravings were generally made after the designs of contemporary artists. His best known works are some of the 105 illustrations to Rudolf Ackermann’s ‘The Microcosm of London’ (completed in three volumes in 1810). Sutherland also produced a series of prints based on the Peninsular Battles of 1808 to 1814. He lived and worked in London.
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  • Details
    Title
    South Aisle
    Date
    published 1 February 1812
    Medium
    Colour aquatint
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Baynton-Williams, January 1978
    GAC number
    13590