|Dimensions||Image 52 x 90 mm, Sheet 57 x 93 mm|
An elaborately boarded etching of two agricultural workers. This vingette is thought to derive from the period when Paul Sandby resided with his brother at Windsor.
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: laid to album page.