|Artist||William Walker and William Angus aftter Paul Sandby|
|Published||Publish'd according to Act of Parliament by G. Kearsly, in Fleet Street 1. Feb. 1779.|
|Dimensions||Image 133 x 183 mm, Plate 154 x 200 mm, Sheet 200 x 272 mm|
A view of Mount Snowdon from Paul Sandby's The virtuosi's museum : containing select views, in England, Scotland and Ireland drawn by P. Sandby. The view of the mountain is in a a decorative engraved oval containing leeks and wheat; the figures of a man with a fishing net and basket with a woman and young boy to the left of the title, beareded man with a harp to the right, fox and a pitcher. In the image a small boat,
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: Occasional foxing to margins.