Italian Landscape

Paul Sandby,

WAG 2250

About this object

Sandby's classical and Italian landscapes are usually dated early in his career, but the size and technique of this work suggests a date around the middle of his career.

Object specifics

  • Artist(s)
    Paul Sandby (British: English, born:baptized 12 January 1731, died:7 November 1809)
  • Date
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Materials
    Pen; Ink; Watercolour; Coarse paper
  • Measurements
    paper: 62.7 cm x 91.6 cms; image: 61.6 cm x 89.5 cms.
  • Physical description
    A romantic landscape with a group of wood gathers beneath tall spreading trees in the foreground. On the left a man on horseback follows a winding path leading to a house. In the middle distance are two men with cattle in front of a lake. Above them rises a rocky outcrop with buildings on top.
  • Related people
    Paul Sandby (Artist/maker); W A Sandby (Associated Person, previous owner)
  • Other number(s)
    WAG Inventory Number: 2250
  • 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

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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


Item inscriptions

  • Inscription text: Refitted and new slip of (Cl) / between drawing and class? 20-2-15 RW
    Inscription method: Blue chalk
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Back
Object view = Fine Art
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