Paul Sandby, R.A. “The Seat of Sir Thomas Wilson Bart. at Charlton in Kent.” From A Collection of One Hundred and Fifty Select Views in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland.
London, 1782-3. Ca. 5 1/4 x 7. Engraving. Hand coloring. Full margins. Very good impression and vibrant color. Very good condition.
A series of beautiful prints of English landscapes and country houses by Paul Sandby, R.A. (1730-1809). Sandby, a painter and draughtsman of great fame, was rightly considered by his contemporaries to be one of the key figures in the development of British art in the second half of the eighteenth century. An especially talented topographical artist, he was singled out by Thomas Gainsborough as "the only Man of Genius...who has employ'd his Pencil that way." [L. Hermann, British Landscape Painting of the 18th Century].
These fresh and lovely views of magnificent English country houses in their landscape settings are excellent examples of Sandby's "genius" as a landscape and architectural artist. He was able to capture vividly the precise architectural and incidental detail, as well as the breathtaking settings, that make these English country seats so special. Wonderful prints from the great period of British landscape and topographical art.
Other prints from Sandby's Select Views:
Bagshot Park, the Seat of the Hon. Augustus Kepple
Bolton, N. Riding of Yorkshire the Seat of His Grace the Duke of Bolton
A View of Charlton near Woolwich in Kent
Dutchess of Athol's Seat, near Charlton in Kent
Ember Court, in Surrey, the Seat of the Right Hon. Lord Cranley
West View of Nottingham Castle
A View of the Princes House at Kew
The New Lodge, built by the late Duke of Cumberland, on Shrub's Hill. Windsor Forest
View of the Flower Garden at Nuneham, from the Statue of Hebe, to the Temple of Flora
Thames Ditton the Seat of Sr. Thomas Heathcote Bart
Wynn Stay in Denbighshire, The Seat of Sir Watkin Williams Wynn Bart