Windsor Castle from Drachet Lane on a rejoicing night, Paul Sandby
Link is to zoomable version on Google Art Project, downloadable version on Wikimedia Commons, original is in the Royal Collection Trust.
Gouache on paper, roughly 12 x 18 inches (31 x 46 cm).
The Google Art Project page has some interesting background on the painting.
Link: Windsor Castle from Drachet Lane on a rejoicing night, Gogle Art Project
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Paul Sandby trained with his elder brother Thomas in Nottingham, joining him as a military draughtsman to the Board of Ordnance at the Tower of London. In 1747 Paul was assigned to the Military Survey in Scotland, mapping the Highlands in the aftermath of the Jacobite Rebellion. He retained an interest in military subjects all his life, but landscapes – in watercolour, gouaches and oils – soon became his principal subject matter. Paul spent much time at Windsor after his brother’s patron, the Duke of Cumberland, was appointed Ranger of Windsor Great Park, and he produced many views of the Castle and its surroundings from the 1750s onwards.
The book `Paul Sandby: Master Drawings` by Blagoy Kiroff who is the author and publisher, 1 jul. 2015 is definitely one to be acquired.
ISBN 6051765956, 9786051765952
Sandby was described in his obituaries as “the father of modern landscape painting in watercolors”. Wow!
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