L'Hotel de Ville, Arras, from Picturesque Architecture in Paris, Ghent, Antwerp, Rouen, etc., printed by Charles Hullmandel
and published by Thomas Boys
Thomas Shotter Boys, 1803-1874, British
Lithograph printed in colors
Catalogue Raisonne: Groschwitz 24L
Inscription: Recto, in plate, signed at l.l. ("T Boys") and titled at l.r.; Verso: Baumfeld's stamp in red ink at l.r.
Provenance: R. E. Lewis, San Francisco; Rudolf L. Baumfeld, Los Angeles
Scope and Content:
Comprising twenty-nine lithographs, Picturesque Architecture in Paris, Ghent, Antwerp, Rouen, etc. is not only one of the
finest topographical albums ever produced but is also a landmark in the development of color printmaking (Michael Twyman,
1970, p. 211). Its delicate printing and subtle use of chromolithography testify to the artist's close collaboration with
the album's printer, Charles Hullmandel, to whom the album is dedicated in acknowledgment of the printer's many innovations
in the technique of lithographic printing.
France; topographical views; architecture; town halls; clock towers; public spaces