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Thomas Shotter Boys
A VIEW OF RUBENS' CASTLE AT ELEWIJT, BRABANT
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 5,625 USD
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157
Thomas Shotter Boys
A VIEW OF RUBENS' CASTLE AT ELEWIJT, BRABANT
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 5,625 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Old Master Drawings

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Thomas Shotter Boys
PENTONVILLE 1803 - 1874 LONDON
A VIEW OF RUBENS' CASTLE AT ELEWIJT, BRABANT
Watercolor over pencil, heightened with scratching out;
signed, lower right: T Boys
176 by 252 mm; 6 7/8  by 9 7/8  in
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Provenance

Dr. John Percy, London (L.1504);
sale, London, Sotheby's, 20 November 1986, lot 119

Catalogue Note

In the present sheet, Shotter Boys conveys the tranquility of the Rubens Castle in Elewijt, Brabant, in Belgium. The castle, also known as ‘Castle of Het Steen’, was where Sir Peter Paul Rubens chose to spend the final years of his life. He purchased the castle in 1635, and remained there for five years until his death in 1640, and Rubens even depicted it in paintings dating to that era, such as Tournament in front of Castle Steen, 1635-37 (Paris, Musée du Louvre).

During the 1830s, Thomas Shotter Boys travelled in Europe, working on what would become his lithographic series, Picturesque Architecture in Paris, Ghent, Rouen, etc. which was published in 1839. When the Belgian Revolution broke out in the summer of 1830, Shotter Boys was at the center of it in Brussels, just a short distance from Elewijt.

Old Master Drawings

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