Biography Thomas Physick
is known of Thomas Physick's artistic output, with a very small precedent at
auction. Nevertheless the execution and subject of his painting
places the artist in a circle of British artists who traveled to the
continent and began to explore in their paintings the themes of medieval
architecture and the scenery and other antiquities that they visited.
It became popular for British artists to travel to Rouen in the 1820s,
and the nature of his painting would suggest that the artist was
aware David Roberts (1796-1864), and his own interpretation of the Rouen
Cathedral executed on his tour in 1824. Physick painted another view in
Rouen that was exhibited at The British Institution in 1847 (Rouen
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