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Watercolour - Exterior of the Old Hotel de Ville, St Omer

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1919P75
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1829 - 1830

Maker Information

Artist:Thomas Shotter Boys - View biography for Thomas Shotter Boys


Previously attributed to Richard Parkes Bonington (1802-1828). Boys admired Bonington's mastery of the rendering of architecture and, as here, many of his works have been confused with those of Bonington. This sheet has been incorrectly marked 'RPB' at some later date, either by an unwitting collector or art dealer. The subject was a favourite one for Boys and he painted it at least 7 times. The building was demolished in 1831.

Bequeathed by J Palmer Phillips, 1913.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
School/Style:European Topographic
Medium:Watercolour with bodycolour over pencil on paper.

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Height:257 mm
Width:187 mm