East View of Nottingham Castle.

Method Copper engraving
Artist William Watts after Paul Sandby
Published Published according to the Act of Parliament, by G. Kearsly at No. 46 in Fleet Street, Jany. 1, 1777
Dimensions Image 117 x 189 mm, Sheet 164 x 220 mm
Notes A view of Nottingham Castle on the cliff top know as Castle Rock in the background, a woman stands in the left foreground holding a small child, they watch a group of three children flying a kite, two children sit on a white horse looking on in the right foreground, houses and a church spire in the middle ground.

William Watts (1752-1851) was British publisher and engraver. He was a pupil of Paul Sandby and Michael Angelo Rooker. He later became the proprietor of The Copperplate Magazine.

Paul Sandby (1731-1809) was a British watercolourist and printmaker. Born in Nottingham, he moved to London in 1745 where he joined his older brother, Thomas Sandby, at the topographical drawing room of the Board of Ordnance, at the Tower of London. He played an important part in the survey of the Scottish Highlands after the Jacobite Rebellion. From the 1750s he was involved in the campaign to found the Royal Academy. In 1768 he was appointed drawing master to the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich. He made a number of satirical etchings, notably against Hogarth in 1753-4 and the early 1760s. He often collaborated with his brother in providing figures for topographical watercolours. He learned aquatint from Burdett in December 1773.

Condition: Trimmed within the plate mark, light time toning.
Framing unmounted
Price £35.00
Stock ID 44573