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]'.
Gallery label, August 2004