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Watercolour - Prospect of the Entrance into the Tower [of London] taken from the back of the Stone Kitchen
  • Prospect of the Entrance into the Tower [of London] taken from the back of the Stone Kitchen
    Sandby, Paul, born 1731 - died 1809
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Prospect of the Entrance into the Tower [of London] taken from the back of the Stone Kitchen

  • Object:

    Watercolour

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)
    Tower of London (made)

  • Date:

    1746-7 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Sandby, Paul, born 1731 - died 1809 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    pen and wash

  • Museum number:

    E.1119-1931

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case PD, shelf 149

Physical description

Watercolour drawing depicting a view of the Tower of London.

Place of Origin

London (made)
Tower of London (made)

Date

1746-7 (made)

Artist/maker

Sandby, Paul, born 1731 - died 1809 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

pen and wash

Marks and inscriptions

Prospect of the Entrance into the Tower [of London] taken from the back of the Stone Kitchen.
Lettered with title

Paul Sandby delin. 1746-7.
Lettered with

presented to the Board as a Specimen of his performance. Vide Minutes 12 Mar --.
Inscribed

Dimensions

Height: 285 mm, Width: 412 mm

Object history note

"This is one of the earliest known drawings by Sandby. William Sandby in his History of the Royal Academy states that Paul Sandby entered the Military Drawing Office of the Tower of London in 1746 [1741?]. In the Print Room at the British Museum there are one or two other drawings inscribed 'Presented to the Board as a specimin of Mr Paul Sandby's performance. Vide Minutes, 12 March, 1746'. The Board in question was the Board of Ordance, to whom this and other drawings were presented as specimens of the artist's ability for the part of draughtsman to the Military Survey in Scotland. Sandby went as draughtsman to the Scotish Survey from the Tower" - LGD.

Descriptive line

Paul Sandby, 'Prospect of the Entrance into the Tower [of London] taken from the back of the Stone Kitchen. Pen and wash.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Owens, Susan, The Art of Drawing British Masters and Methods since 1600, V&A Publishing, London, 2013, p. 76, fig. 54
2
Bonehill, John and Daniels,Stephen (eds.), Paul Sandby : Picturing Britain London : Royal Academy of Arts, 2009
p.13, pl.1
Coombs, Katherine British watercolours : 1750-1950 . London: V&A Publications, 2012

Materials

Watercolour

Techniques

Watercolour drawing

Categories

Paintings; Topographical watercolours; London

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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