Thomas Shotter Boys

Bayeux – The Artists – Boys, Thomas Shotter

This page forms part of a series of pages dedicated to the many artists who painted in Bayeux. A full list of all the artists with a link to their works can be found at the bottom of this page.

Thomas Shotter Boys (1803–1874) was an English watercolour painter and lithographer. Thomas was born at Pentonville, London, on 2 January 1803. He was articled to the engraver George Cooke.

When his apprenticeship came to an end he went to Paris where he met and came under the influence of Richard Parkes Bonington, who persuaded him to abandon engraving for painting.

Click here to read his full bio on Wikipedia.

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1832 Thomas Boys - View of Bayeux
1832 Thomas Boys – View of Bayeux

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???? Thomas Boys - A Formal walled Garden in Bayeux with Bayeux Cathedral beyond
???? Thomas Boys – A Formal walled Garden in Bayeux with Bayeux Cathedral beyond

Boys painted several places in Normandy, which will be featured eventually on this site. A link “” to those cities will appear below when published.

Artists featured on our site who painted in Bayeux (but not limited to) are (a “*” indicates that the artist did not work directly in Bayeux, instead worked in a nearby town):

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