THOMAS SHOTTER BOYS, R.W.S. (1803-1874)
THOMAS SHOTTER BOYS, R.W.S. (1803-1874)
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THOMAS SHOTTER BOYS, R.W.S. (1803-1874)

Rathaus from Old Town Square, Prague

Details
THOMAS SHOTTER BOYS, R.W.S. (1803-1874)
Rathaus from Old Town Square, Prague
signed, inscribed and dated 'PRAGUE / ThoS Boys. 1859.' (lower right)
pencil and watercolour heightened with bodycolour and gum arabic on paper
32 1⁄4 x 24 1⁄8 in. (82 x 61.4 cm.)
Provenance
Acquired from Thos Agnew & Sons, London, January 1985.
Exhibited
Nottingham, University Art Gallery, Thomas Shotter Boys Centenary Exhibition, 1974, no. 65.
London, Thos Agnew & Sons, 112th Exhibition of Watercolours, January 1985, no. 179 (as 'Town Hall, Prague').

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Lot Essay

Boys exhibited a number of large-scale watercolours of European city subjects at the New Water-colour Society in the 1860s. At this date, there was a fashion for watercolours to compete with oils in terms of size and finish, and this work is one of that type - a style popularised by William Callow (1812-1908). Boys depicted the Rathaus, or Old Town Hall, in a number of large watercolours of around this date.

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