Baynton-Williams Gallery
 
Portrait of Paul Sandby

THE PRINTS OF
PAUL SANDBY

SARAH BAYNTON-WILLIAMS'
COLLECTION OF
PRINTED WORKS

Illustrated with prints from
the Collection


 
Paul Sandby: Sandby Collection - Bridgenorth

South East View of Bridge-North in Shropshire.
1779

 

About the year 2000 Roger and I bought a Paul Sandby aquatint of Eton. We were not sure if it came from the set of Windsor aquatints, so we tried to find a catalogue raisonné of his printed work and were surprised to find there wasn't one. Having always liked Sandby's work I decided to start compiling one, researching collections like that of the British Museum. Over a decade later I am atill far from finishing, as I have discovered how prolific an artist he was.

 
Paul Sandby: Sandby Collection at Radnor Museum

The Collection on display at
Radnor Museum in Llandrindod Wells, 2009

 

Focusing my attention on Sandby's prints meant that I noticed more and more for sale and soon I found myself with a collection. Although it is by no means complete (I don't have the full sets of the Views in Wales or the Windsor series) it shows the versatility of Sandby as a topographical artist, breathing fresh life into landscape painting, and also his ability as a printmaker, a field he revolutionised with his advances in aquatint.

 
Paul Sandby: Sandby Collection - Banquetting House

Scotland-Yard with part of the banqueting-house
1766

 

PAST EXHIBITIONS OF THE COLLECTION

The collection has also been adapted into an exhibition, with nearly 100 framed prints and some books illustrated by Sandby. An integral section of the exhibition is a display of copper printing plates, both etching and aquatint (regrettably none by Sandby himself), explaining how these intricate prints were made.

Paul Sandby: Warwick Castle
Sarah Baynton-Williams with portraits of Paul Sandby (and his wife)
when the Collection was exhibited at
Radnor Museum

Llandrindod Wells
2009

Sarah Baynton-Williams
Sarah Baynton-Williams hanging the exhibition at
Horsham Museum & Art Gallery
December 2010 - January 2011

 

Biography of Paul Sandby

Paul Sandby Prints for Sale

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