Hôtel de Cluny
Thomas Shotter Boys (English, 1803–1874)
27.3 x 22.86 cm (10 3/4 x 9 in.)
Medium or Technique
Crayon lithograph printed in color
Not On View
Printed by C. Hullmandel, London; published by Boys. Hand-colored prints were common in the early nineteenth century but printing in several colors, an expensive procedure requiring skilled labor, was still relatively uncommon. Boys’ city views, based on the English watercolor style, are regarded as the first artistically successful color lithographs.
Three bound vols. and a scrapbook. Transferred from the Library in 1913. His bequest to MFA was in 19__. PDP Register entry: Date acquired, No date.
Bequest of William Pitt Preble Longfellow