Hôtel de Cluny

1839
Thomas Shotter Boys (English, 1803–1874)


Dimensions

27.3 x 22.86 cm (10 3/4 x 9 in.)

Accession Number

M25042

Medium or Technique

Crayon lithograph printed in color

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

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.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Bequest of William Pitt Preble Longfellow