Paul Sandby, R.A. (British 1731-1809)
River landscape with trees
Watercolour, with a pencil sketch of a house in a landscape verso, on laid paper
11.2 x 13 cm
John Manning, London;
Private collection, UK until 2017
William Arnold Sandby (c. 1828-1904) was the great-grandson of Thomas Sandby, author of the first book about the artists, ‘Thomas and Paul Sandby-Royal Academicians’, 1892, and the historian of the Royal Academy (two volumes of its history published in 1862). He had a large collection of the work of his forebears, helped organise their first exhibition at Nottingham Castle Museum in 1884 and bequeathed many of their works to museum collections.