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(Sandby) Oppé, A.P.

The drawings of Paul and Thomas Sandby in the collection of His Majesty the King at Windsor Castle.

Oxford & London, The Phaidon Press Ltd 1947.

Reference: 8754
Price: £45 [convert currency]

Full Description

4to. (8)+85+(7)pp, colour frontis, 4 colour plates, 156 ills on plates, 26 text figs. Publisher’s cloth. Publisher’s cloth, spine faded.

Thomas Sandby (1721-98), chiefly thought of today as one of the greatest English topographical artists of the 18th century, developed skills as a landscape gardener and architect through his employment as Deputy Ranger of Windsor Park by the Duke of Cumberland, and in time became architect to the King’s Works. This catalogue of drawings by him and by his brother Paul understandably concentrates on his artistic skills, but it shows the range of his talents, and the extensive series of drawings of Windsor Castle itself is a valuable record of the castle’s appearance before it was transformed for George IV by Sir J. Wyatville.