|Artist||William Watts after Paul Sandby|
|Published||Published according to the Act of Parliament, by G. Kearsly at No. 46 in Fleet Street, October 1st. 1776.|
|Dimensions||Image 128 x 193 mm, Sheet 164 x 220 mm|
A view of Nottingham Castle on the cliff top know as Castle Rock in the background, with the river in the middle ground, while two men rest as a woman milks a cow in the foreground left.
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, some overall time toning, laid to old album page, old tape marks on verso not affecting the image.