Eye Candy for Today: Thomas Shotter Boys watercolor

Le Pont Royal, Paris; Thomas Shotter Boys
, watercolor and ink
Le Pont Royal, Paris; Thomas Shotter Boys

Watercolor and ink over graphite. Link is to zoomable version on Google Art Project; downloadable file on Wikimedia Commons; original is in the Yale Center for British Art, which also has both zoomable and downloadable files.

19th century British watercolorist Thomas Shotter Boys has given us a view of Paris that occupies that delightful space between drawing and painting — with much of the visual charm of both.

 
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One Reply to “Eye Candy for Today: Thomas Shotter Boys watercolor”

  1. The history of Le Pont Royal is very exciting when one also learns that Liévin Cruyl from Ghent made a drawing of the reconstruction of the damaged bridge in 1686 in pen and brown ink.
    http://www.masterart.com/Lieven-CRUYL-Ghent-1634-Ghent-1720-The-Construction-the-Pont-Royal-Paris-1686-PortalDefault.aspx?tabid=53&dealerID=17987&objectID=637689
    Paris counts 37 bridges in all. http://paris1900.lartnouveau.com/ponts/pont_royal.htm
    http://paris1900.lartnouveau.com/ponts/liste_des_ponts.htm

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