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The Gallery at Strawberry Hill

  • Object:

    Watercolour

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)
    Strawberry Hill (probably, made)

  • Date:

    1781 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Sandby, Thomas R.A., born 1721 - died 1798 (artist)
    Sandby, Paul, born 1731 - died 1809 (artist)
    Edwards, Edward ARA, born 1738 - died 1806 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    watercolour

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by W A Sandby

  • Museum number:

    D.1837-1904

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room WS, case R, shelf 94, box L

Physical description

Watercolour of the gallery at Strawberry Hill.

Place of Origin

England (made)
Strawberry Hill (probably, made)

Date

1781 (made)

Artist/maker

Sandby, Thomas R.A., born 1721 - died 1798 (artist)
Sandby, Paul, born 1731 - died 1809 (artist)
Edwards, Edward ARA, born 1738 - died 1806 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

watercolour

Marks and inscriptions

T Sandby, P Sandby & E Edwards, 1781
Signed

"A painter is to come hither on Monday to... finish T Sandby's fine view of the gallery, / to which I could never get him to put the last hand"
Edward Edwards, ARA, a friend of TS who filled in the upper portrait on the right hand. The whole of the rest is by TS.
On a label under the mount.

This drawing is mentioned by Horace Walpole in a letter to the Rev. W Cole, dated 16 June 1871. / purchased at Christies from Lord Waldegrave's sale of the Strawberry Hill collection, Feb 1900.
On a label on the back of the mount.

I give this drawing by Thomas Sandby R.A. to the Victoria and Albert Museum / at South Kensington, for Exhibition there. / Feb 1904 W Sandby
Inscribed on back of drawing.

Dimensions

Height: 542 mm drawing, Width: 758 mm drawing, Height: 585 mm object and mount (pasted on), Width: 802 mm object and mount (pasted on), Height: 805 mm wooden frame, Width: 1030 mm wooden frame, Depth: 30 mm wooden frame

Object history note

Bought at Lord Waldegrave's sale of pictures from Strawberry Hill, together with the drawing of the gallery made for Horace Walpole.
Reproduced as Plate 2 in Water-colour, by the Hon. Neville Lytton, 1911.
Date of acquisition: 31 December 1904.

Descriptive line

Watercolour, 'The Gallery at Strawberry Hill', 1781, by T Sandby, and probably P Sandby and E Edwards.

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

Fig.65
Snodin, Michael (ed.), Horace Walpole's Strawberry Hill, New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, 2009

Categories

Paintings; Topographical watercolours

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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