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Thomas Hosmer Shepherd

landscapist, architectural draughtsman, and aquarellist
1793 – 1864

“ Thomas Hosmer Shepherd … painted exclusively views of streets and old buildings in London and other cities, which he executed with great truth and accuracy … Shepherd was largely employed by Frederick Crace in making watercolour views of old buildings in London previous to their demolition, and some hundreds of these are in the Crace collection in the British Museum ”

(Freeman Marius O’Donoghue, Dictionary of National Biography, vol. 52 [1897], p. 53).


“ It’s a truly one-of-a-kind very special item and I congratulate you on having the resources to have found it … You indeed have some wonderful things for sale.

These (ship) plans are indeed an exceptional find, Jan Hendrik, and I THANK YOU for making them available for sale. They are truly unique … Also – may I compliment you on your fantastic website display of the … plans – It is among the most professional and informative website I have ever seen! Mit Vielen Dank!!

Just a quick note to let you know your beautifully packed parcel arrived Friday in excellent condition due to your careful work.  THANK YOU for wrapping it so well – certainly better than I could do – and that says a lot.  It’s has been a real pleasure working with you … “

(Mr. M. W., from February 3 to March 7, 2011)