Paul Sandby, R.A. (British 1731-1809)

River landscape with trees


KT 169

Watercolour, with a pencil sketch of a house in a landscape verso, on laid paper

11.2 x 13 cm

William Sandby;
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.