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Drawing

Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    18th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs K. J. E. Boström

  • Museum number:

    E.776-1963

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case PD, shelf 203, box D

Physical description

Drawing of two putti using compasses on each end of a slab, upon which stands a celestial globe; in the distance is a slight sketch of a ship.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)

Date

18th century (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Pencil

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed with the 'F' mark

'Gravatt Colln'
Inscribed on the mount

Dimensions

Height: 6.7 cm, Width: 10.5 cm

Object history note

The ‘F’ mark is discussed by A. P. Oppé in Sandby Drawings at Windsor Castle Oxford and London, 1947, p.20. This drawing is possibly from a sketch-book formerly in the Colonel W. Gravatt collection.

Descriptive line

Drawing by Paul Sandby of two putti using compasses. Pencil drawing, 18th century.

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1963 . London: HMSO, 1964.

Materials

Pencil

Techniques

Drawing

Subjects depicted

Compasses; Globe; Putti; Ship; Slab

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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