Sandby R.A., Paul (1731 - 1809)
A Scene on the Lane to a Castle Town, Shipping in the Estuary Beyond Watercolour and gouache. c.1800. Exhibited: Spink. 14.5x20.75 inches. Framed: 23.25x29 inches.


A squire stops to talk to a man and woman resting by the side of a lane. He gestures to a picturesque castle ruin. His arm frames busy shipping in the estuary beyond and another traveller disappearing out of view as the lane drops downhill. A large Oak, boldy drawn, reached its branches across the picture, meeting a Birch and framing the composition in dramatic fashion. This fine example of Sandby's work, executed in gouache on a large scale giving it the impact of an oil painting, combines all the elements that made him so popular in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

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This work appears in the Exhibition: BRITISH WORKS ON PAPER 2024