Thomas SandbyNottingham date not known

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Artist
Thomas Sandby (1721‑1798)
Title
Nottingham
Date date not known
MediumInk on paper
Dimensionssupport: 81 x 398 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased as part of the Oppé Collection with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund 1996
Reference
T09212
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Like his brother Paul, Thomas Sandby is known for his mastery of perspective. Both artists occasionally used drawing aids such as the 'Camera Obscura'. This drawing is meticulous in detail, executed with the finest of pens and employing the use of delicate cross-hatching. Although we cannot be certain, the perspective and the very accurate proportions of the buildings here suggest that Sandby has used a drawing aid. A similar drawing by Sandby is inscribed 'Windsor for the Goswell's drawn in a camera [obscura]'.

August 2004

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