A View of the Menagerie, & its Pavilion, in the Royal Gardens at Kew

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    Location
    Country: Spain
    City: Madrid
    Place: British Embassy
  • About the artist
    Thomas Sandby was born in Nottingham. He moved to London in 1741 to become a draughtsman for the Board of Ordnance. In this capacity he accompanied the Duke of Cumberland on military campaigns in Scotland and the Netherlands in the mid 1740s. The Duke was Ranger of Windsor Great Park. Sandby became his Steward in 1764 and later Deputy Ranger. He designed several buildings in the Park and was involved with the development of Virginia Water. He lived in Windsor during the late 1750s but moved to London in 1760, returning to Windsor in 1765. He was a founder member of the Royal Academy in 1768 and its first Professor of Architecture. In 1777 he became Architect of the King’s Works and, in 1780, Master Carpenter in the Office of Works.
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  • Details
    Title
    A View of the Menagerie, & its Pavilion, in the Royal Gardens at Kew
    Date
    1763
    Medium
    Coloured engraving
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Parker Gallery, June 1971
    GAC number
    9284