• Page's Farm, Easton Park, Essex -
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    Watercolour and bodycolour over pencil

    20 by 27.4cm, 7 3/4 by 10 3/4 inches

     

    The manor and estates of Little Easton, later Easton Park, were granted to Henry Maynard, Lord Burleigh’s private secretary in 1590. He was knighted in 1603. The house, Easton Park, was built in 1597 and burnt down in 1847 when it was rebuilt by Hopper. At the date of the present work, Easton Lodge was in the possession of Charles, Viscount Maynard (1752-1824) who inherited the peerage in 1775 and succeeded his father as 5th Baronet in 1792. He married but had no children so the estate was inherited by his nephew.

     

    The house later achieved notoriety as the home of Daisy Maynard who married Francis Greville, later Earl of Warwick, in 1881. She was famous as a socialite who had several affairs with powerful men including Edward VII and was the inspiration for the music hall song ‘Daisy Daisy’.

     

    Although her main residence was Warwick Castle, she retained Easton Lodge and created lavish gardens and a private zoo at the house. Much of the Estate was sold off in the 1890s and again in 1919 and 1920. 1500 acres of woodland and farmland remained in the Maynard family until it was sold in 2004.

     

    This is one of two pictures of this size exhibited at the British Institution in 1808 entitled ‘Part of Page’s Farm, near Easton Park, Essex’ (no.271) or ‘Page’s Farm, Easton Park, Essex, from the West.’ Views of the Keeper’s Lodge, Easton Park are in the Victoria and Albert Musem (Dyce 746) and the British Museum (1904,0819.23), which also has a ‘design for a window blind, Easton Park’, dated 1809

     

    Exhibited:

    London, British Institution, 1808, no 271 or 287

  • Portrait of Miss Abbott and Miss Rosier -
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    Full-length standing, holding hands

     

    watercolour over pencil, with cut corners

    16.8 by 12.4cm., 6 1/2 by 4 3/4 inches

     

    Provenance:

    By descent from the artist to William Sandby;

    By descent to Hubert Peake, the great-grandson of the artist?s niece, Charlotte;

    With Thos. Agnew & Sons, London ;

    With Kennedy Galleries, New York

  • The Eagle Tower, Caernarvon Castle, North Wales -
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    Pen and grey ink and watercolour over pencil on laid paper

    36.3 by 51.6 cm., 14 ½ by 20 ½ in.

     

    Provenance:

    With Walker Galleries, London, by 1955;

    By descent from 1955 until 2015

     

    Exhibited:

    Possibly London, Royal Academy, 1775, no. 275

     

    Stylistically this watercolour dates from the 1770s and this has been confirmed by Professor Luke Herrmann. Sandby visited Wales three times in the early 1770s. His first visit was in the summer of 1770 when he was invited to stay at the family seat of Sir Watkin Williams Wynn at Wynnstay, Denbighshire, about four miles east of Llangollen, and he returned for six weeks the following summer. In 1771 he went on an extended tour of the estate at Wynnstay and produced drawings, some of which were engraved as part of Views in North Wales published in 1776. He also toured Wales with Joseph Banks from 25th June to 16th August 1773.

     

    A slightly smaller view of Caernarvon Castle by Sandby dated 1773, taken from across the river Seiont is in the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. Luke Herrmann has suggested that the current work is the watercolour exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1775.

     

  • Study of a Brewer's Dray -
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    pen and grey ink and wash on laid paper
    6.7 by 10.2cm., 3 by 4 inches

    Provenance:
    With Spink and Son
  • Watermill on the River Exe -
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    watercolour over pencil
    20.5 by 27.5cm., 8 by 10 3/4 inches

    Provenance:
    Lord Brownlow;
    L.R. Abel Smith;
    Walter Brandt;
    Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, 13th November 1980, lot 158

    Exhibited:
    Ickworth House, Suffolk, English Watercolours of the Great Period, 11 May - 9 June 1968, no.57
  • A Castle by a River -
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    watercolour over pencil on laid paper

    12.8 by 21.3cm., 5 by 8 ? inches

     

  • Study of Horses and a Cart -
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    Grey washes over pencil on laid paper

    9.1 by 19.1cm., 3 1/2 by 7 1/2 inches

     

    Provenance:

    With P. & D. Colnaghi, London;

    Sir Trenchard Cox until April 1963

  • Figures by the back door of a house, Bayswater -
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    grey washes over pencil on laid paper

    10 by 14.3cm., 4 by 5 1/2 inches

     

    Provenance:

    Henry S. Reitlinger (scipio collector?s mark verso);

    L.G. Duke

     

    Sandby moved to 4 St George?s Row, Bayswater in 1772 and it remained his home for the rest of his life. He produced many sketches of Bayswater and Hyde Park

  • A Wherry unloading at Westminster Stairs on the Thames, London -
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    Grey washes over pencil

    13.5 by 19.1 cm., 5 ? by 7 ?  inches

     

    This is a view of the boatmen of the River Thames known as Watermen ferrying their passengers and goods across the river in a small boat called a wherry or skiff. They were an essential part of early London, transporting people and goods across the river via a series of public steps or stairs that gave access to the river.  These public stairs became common in the 16th century when much of the Thames foreshore became enclosed behind private walls. These passengers are alighting at the Westminster Stairs, situated near Old Westminster Bridge which can be seen in the background.  It was constructed in 1750, only the second permanent bridge to be built across the Thames.
  • Travellers on a country road, a Castle on a promontory beyond -
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    Signed and dated 1769 lower right

    Watercolour and bodycolour

    47.3 x 60.3 cm., 18 ? x 23 ? inches

     

    Provenance:

    William Hawker

    By descent to Roger Helyer

    With Guy Peppiatt Fine Art, 2005

    Private collection, Bath

     

    This watercolour dates from 1769, the year that Sandby was a foundation member of the Royal Academy. In the 1750s, Sandby had joined his brother Thomas at Windsor helping landscape the gardens and working on his first watercolours of the Castle and grounds. In 1768, he was appointed drawing master at the Royal Military Academy at Woolwich. Traditionally described as view of Pembroke Castle, South Wales, this is unlikely as his first visit to Wales was not until 1772.

  • Conway Castle from the south-east -
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    Bodycolour over pencil on laid paper

    53.2 by 65 cm., 21 by 25 ? inches

     

    Provenance:

    James Thursby-Pelham, Upton Cressett Hall, Shropshire (1869-1947);

    By descent until 2010

     

    This is a view of Conway Castle from the south-east looking up the estuary of the Conway river with the peninsula leading to Great Ormes Head to the right. Thomas Telford?s suspension bridge of 1826 now spans the estuary from near the castle.  Conway Castle was one of the major castles built by the English on the Welsh coast in the 12th and 13th centuries.

     

    Sandby appears only to have visited Wales three times even though he exhibited Welsh views, and especially North Welsh views throughout his life. His first visit was in 1770 when he stayed at Wynnstay, the Denbighshire family seat of Sir Watkin Williams Wynn and he returned the following summer to accompany Sir Watkin on a six week tour of North Wales. His final visit was in 1773 when he toured South Wales with a group of naturalists.

  • Members of the Sandby Family near the Deputy Ranger?s Lodge, Windsor Great Park -
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    Signed with initials on a tree: PS./Wr Park/1789

    Pen and grey ink and watercolour over pencil on laid paper

    11.1 by 13.2 cm., 4 ? by 5 inches

     

    Sandby?s brother Thomas occupied the Deputy Ranger?s Lodge in the heart of Windsor Great Park during his tenure as Deputy Ranger from 1746 until 1798.  The original building was remodelled in 1811-13 and then pulled down in 1830. It is now the site of Royal Lodge.

     

    A more finished view of the Lodge, also including Sandby family members, was sold at Christie?s on 14th July 1987, lot 139.

  • A Carriage outside a Country Inn -
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    Signed with initials lower right and dated 1789

    Pen and grey ink and watercolour and bodycolour over pencil on laid paper

    11.8 by 13.6 cm., 4 ? by 5 ? inches

     

    Provenance:

    By descent in the family of the present owner since the 1960s

  • A Horse and Cart by a Castle -
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    Watercolour and bodycolour

    8.8 by 13.5 cm., 3 ? by 5 ? inches

     

    Provenance:

    By descent in the family of the present owner since the 1960s

  • Travellers in a Mountainous Landscape -
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    Watercolour and bodycolour with original border

    9.1 by 13.9 cm., 3 ? by 5 ? inches

     

    Provenance:

    By descent in the family of the present owner since the 1960s.

  • Conway Castle from across the Estuary, North Wales -
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    Bodycolour on laid paper

    20 by 27.9 cm., 7 3/4 by 11 inches

     

    Stylistically this appears to be an early work in bodycolour by Sandby drawn in the tradition of the Italian landscape artist Marco Ricci whose work Sandby owned (for a similar work, see Luke Herrmann, Paul and Thomas Sandby, 1986, no. 5, p.83, ill.). His first recorded trip to Wales was in 1770 as a guest of his patron Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn so the present work is likely to date from the early 1770s.

  • The Interior of Bothwell Castle, Lanarkshire -
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    Signed lower centre: P. Sandby/1799

    Watercolour and bodycolour on paper laid on panel

    316 x 475 mm., 12 ½ x 18 ¾ in.

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