Woolwich - From the Top of Powis Street

Paul Sandby, 1786

WAG 989

About this object

Sandby was drawing master at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, from 1768 to 1796. This drawing has been dated to 1768 based on a historic inscription on the work's mount.

Object specifics

  • Other title(s)
    Woolwich-From the Top of Powis Street
  • Artist(s)
    Paul Sandby (British: English, born:baptized 12 January 1731, died:7 November 1809)
  • Date
    1786
  • Materials
    Watercolour; Chalk; Pen; Ink; Paper
  • Measurements
    image: 27.4 cm x 43.5 cms.
  • Physical description
    A landscape view with two empty carts on the right in front of a timber building. Various solitary and grouped figures are scattered in the foreground. On the left there is trees and a road marked by a fence which disappears into the distance.
  • Related people
    William Gravatt (Previous owner); Paul Sandby (Artist/maker, previous owner); W A Sandby (Associated Person, previous owner)
  • Other number(s)
    WAG Inventory Number: 989
  • Credit line
    Bequeathed to the Walker Art Gallery by W A Sandby in 1904
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Collection
    From the Walker Art Gallery collections

Explore related

Publications

  • British Watercolours and Drawings: Lord Leverhulme's Collection in the Lady Lever Art Gallery

    Jessica Feather

    Author: Jessica Feather
    Publisher: Liverpool University Press & National Museums Liverpool
    Date: 2010
    Description: Lord Leverhulme's Collection catalogue of Watercolours and Drawings in the Lady Lever Art Gallery

  • Early English Drawings and Watercolours in the Walker Art Gallery

    Edward Morris & Timothy Stevens

    Author: Edward Morris & Timothy Stevens
    Publisher: Liverpool Letterpress Limited, Member of the Steel House Press
    Date: 1968
    Description: Catalogue of Early English Drawings and Watercolours in the Walker Art Gallery collection

Ownership

Previous owners

  • W A Sandby

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1904
    Disposal method: Bequeathed to the Walker Art Gallery
  • William Gravatt

    Owned from: 1817-04-16
    How acquired: Purchased at Christie's on 16 April 1817
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Paul Sandby

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1817-04-16
    Disposal method: Sold at Christie's on 16 April 1817

Inscriptions

Item inscriptions

  • Inscription text: From Col. Gravatt :'Bought at the Sale 1st day 16 April 1817 Lot 113/3. Saw P.S.take this view. (and) cut his pencil.W.G'
    Inscription method:
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Mount
  • Inscription text: Crowned Strasbourg Lily with "W" underneath (Whatman).
    Inscription method: Marked
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location:
Object view = Fine Art
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