Tonbridge Castle

Paul Sandby (1731 - 1809)

Colour aquatint

1787
  • About the artist
    Paul Sandby, painter, printmaker and drawing master, was born in Nottingham. He was taught by his elder brother, architect and draughtsman Thomas Sandby, and followed Thomas in working at the Board of Ordnance. In 1747, he was made official draughtsman to the military survey of the Scottish Highlands, following the 1745 Jacobite rebellion. During the Gordon Riots of 1780, he was employed to record the military encampments in London. He was chief drawing master at the Royal Military Academy in Woolwich from 1768 to 1796. Sandby was involved in the establishment of the Society of Artists and was a founder member of the Royal Academy. His made numerous views of Windsor Castle and Windsor Great Park, over a period of around 50 years.
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  • Details
    Title
    Tonbridge Castle
    Date
    1787
    Medium
    Colour aquatint
    Dimensions
    height: 34.00 cm, width: 52.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Frank T Sabin, June 1963
    GAC number
    6116