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Mont Saint Michel


Thomas Shotter Boys (1803 - 1874)

Width: 26 cm; Height: 45.6 cm;

Collector's mark
Inscription, Ford
Inscription, Mont St. Michel / within the walls / T S Boys //

Acquisition (source, method, date)
Witt, Robert Clermont (Sir); bequest; 1952

About this work
Seen from the east, the Gothic abbey of Mont Saint Michel rises above a humble

house of rough-hewn stone, its soaring height and delicate stonework emphasised by the narrow format of the sheet. Boys’s reputation rested on his acutely observed topographical views of sites in France and the Low Countries, and this drawing may have been intended for reproduction as a print; the subtle use of white bodycolour is typical of such drawings by Boys and many of his contemporaries. (Permanent collection label)

Copyright: © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

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