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View up the Thames between Richmond & Isleworth

John Boydell (1719 - 1804)

Coloured engraving

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Royal Hospital, Chelsea (long-term loans)
  • About the artist
    John Boydell was born at Dorrington. He was apprenticed to an engraver for seven years before publishing his first volume of printed views of England and Wales in 1748. In 1752 he opened a print shop in Cheapside. Boydell later bought old plates, imported prints and sold works in France, Holland, Germany and Italy. In 1789 he opened his Shakespeare Gallery in Pall Mall and the first set of engravings based on paintings exhibited in the gallery was issued in 1791. Many leading artists exhibited at the venue. Later in life he sustained severe financial losses as a result of the French Revolution and was forced to dispose of his Shakespeare Gallery by lottery. He became an alderman of the City of London and rose to be Lord Mayor of London.
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  • Details
    Title
    View up the Thames between Richmond & Isleworth
    Date
    Medium
    Coloured engraving
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Frank T Sabin, November 1962
    GAC number
    5967