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Suffolk Street, Pall Mall East from Metropolitan Improvements, 1827-9
From Original Drawings by Thomas H. Shepherd with Historical, Topographical and Critical Illustrations by James Elmes. First published in 1827-31 by Jones and Co. 


In 1826, the publisher Jones and Co. commissioned the artist Thomas Hosmer Shepherd to produce a large number of drawings to illustrate the changing landscape of central London. This new urban landscape, much of which was designed by the architect John Nash created stately streets and elegant houses. Shepherd would sketch on the spot in the street and then work up finished wash drawings at home in his studio in Chapman Street, Islington. These watercolours could then be engraved on steel by a number of professional engravers in this case by H.W. Bond. Accompanying descriptions of the streets and buildings by the architectural critic James Elmes explain some of the decorative details. n a two volume work produced between 1827 and 1831.
Suffolk Street, just off Pall Mall and a stone’s throw from the National Gallery was popular with architects and artists. The building on the viewer’s right with four ionic columns on the first floor is Price’s Italian Warehouse designed by the architect John Nash, the urns on top of the entablature indicating the building’s function. Further along in the centre of the image with a projecting portico sitting on semi-circular arches is the building which housed  the galleries of the Society of British Artists, also designed by Nash. This was also designed by John Nash. Inside were six octagonal galleries all on the same floor and lit from above. The interiors were designed by James Elmes, writer of the commentary of this publication.  


Other architects living in the street were Lewis Wyatt, nephew of the architect James Wyatt, Henry Edward Kendall and Edward Cresy.  (1792-1858).  


Suffolk Street, Pall Mall East, Thomas H. Shepherd - Framed Antique Print

  • Title: Suffolk Street, Pall Mall East
    Artist: Thomas H. Shepherd
    Engraver: H.W. Bond
    Publisher: Jones & Co.
    Medium: Steel Engraving
    Date: 1827-31
    Size: 29.5 x 34cm
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