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Thomas H. Shepherd. "...Haymarket... etc". 1827

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Thomas H. Shepherd. "...Haymarket... etc". 1827
This is a hand-coloured steel engraving, a lovely London street scene by Thomas Shepherd.

The view is looking down Charles II Street towards the Haymarket theatre, with the United Service clubhouse on the left. This building was designed by Sir Robert Smirke and built between 1817 and 1819. It served as a military clubhouse until 1953, and was demolished shortly afterwards. The Haymarket theatre (Theatre Royal Haymarket) was designed by John Nash and built in 1821. It still stands and functions as a theatre today.

The son of artist George Shepherd and brother of George Sydney Shepherd, also an artist, Thomas Hosmer Shepherd was a watercolourist most known now for his architectural subjects. He produced many drawings and watercolours of English city scenes which were engraved for publication. His pictures are characterized by lively detail and movement. His life and work are discussed in “Shepherd’s London” by John F. C. Phillips (Cassell 1976).

A copy of this print is in the collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London (no.S.308-1997).

The condition is good, with strong colours. There is some foxing in the margins, but not affecting the image.

This is a genuine antique print, nearly 200 years old. It is not a reproduction.

Please note that the digital watermarks on the photographs here are NOT on the original print.

Artist: Thomas Hosmer Shepherd (English 1793-1864)
Printmaker: William Wallis (English 1796-18..?)
Type of print: Hand coloured steel engraving.
Publication details: “Metropolitan Improvements: London in the Nineteenth Century”, J. Elmes. Published by Jones & Co. 1827.
Size of image (including inscription) 4.25” by 6”
Size of sheet 5.5” by 8.5”

Unless otherwise stated above, prints are sold unmounted (not matted) and unframed. Photos showing a print mounted and/or framed are for illustration only unless specifically described otherwise.

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