The Baynton-Williams Gallery

 

Paul Sandby
 
Sandby: BridgenorthPaul Sandby.
South East View of Bridge-North in Shropshire.
P Sandby Fecit. Publish'd according to Act of Parliament by P Sandby St. Georges Row Nov 1st 1778.
Aquatint with wash.  Cut just inside the platemark.
Fine impression of a busy river scene, drawn, engraved and published by Sandby. He made two large aquatints of Bridgenorth, the other being the opposite view from the other side of the bridge.
Bridgenorth was a prosperous town in the 18th century, cap and hat-making being one of the main industries. The town lies on a high sandstone ridge rising from the banks of the River Severn. The bridge, with its picturesque toll-house, had admirers among antiquarian topographers and travellers passing through the town on the road from London to North wales. It was replaced in 1823.
Image 326 x 510mm.
£500
 

Views in Wales

Sandby’s Welsh aquatints offer a group of landscape compositions as significant and varied as his Windsor  views but far more influential. 

 

He made at least three visits to Wales: In 1770 he stayed at Wynnstay, the seat of Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn, to whom he taught drawing.  The following summer he returned to paint scenes for the theatre at Wynnstay and to tour North Wales with Sir Watkin.  In 1773, he toured South Wales with a group of botanists lead by Joseph Banks (the naturalist on Captain Cook's first circumnavigation.  In 1777, Sandby expressed the desire to return to Wales, but there is no record of another visit having taken place.

The drawings made by Sandby during these tours were used to produce four sets of published aquatints:

XII Views in South Wales, dedicated to Joseph Banks and Greville and published in September, 1775:
XII Views in North Wales, dedicated to Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn and published in September 1776
XII Views in Wales, published September 1777.
XII Views in North and South Wales, published in 1786.

Sandby: ConwayPaul Sandby.
Conway in the County of Caernarvon.
P. Sandby Fecit. Publish'd according to Act of Parliament by P. Sandby St. Georges Row Sepr. 1st. 1776.
Aquatint  printed in sepia and finished by hand.  Good margins.
This is plate 11 from the second series of Sandby's well known views of Wales.

This second series of views is dedicated to Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, who had become very important to Sandby. Not only did Sandby teach Sir Watkin to draw, he became a regular member of the household at Wynnstay in the early 1770s. He was paid handsomely for his time in Wales. The Wynnstay account book shows that on 28th June 1771, Sandby was paid £150 for teaching and forty days at two guineas a day for being away from London.
235 x 320mm.
£200

Sandby: Cardiff CastlePaul Sandby.
Cardiff Castle from the West.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament by P. Sandby St. Georges Row Oxford Turnpike Sep.r 1777.
Aquatint  printed in sepia. Good, clear impression. Trimmed inside plate mark and therefore missing the plate number in the top margin. Small repaired tear in bottom left.
Sepia aquatint, plate II of Sandby's third series of views of Wales, ' XII Views in Wales'.
Image 220 x 290mm.
£130
 

The Gentle Shepherd

Sandby: Gentle ShepherdPaul Sandby.
[The Gentle Shepherd Plate 2: Peggy and Jenny, Act 2, Scene 2.]
[London: Ryland and Bryer, 1765.]
Etching   
In 1758 Sandby etched six illustrations by the Scottish artist David Allan (1744-96) for an edition of Allan Ramsay's 'The Gentle Shepherd', first published 1725. In 1765 Ryland and Bryer published a collection of one hundred of Paul's etchings, including all six of 'The Gentle Shepherd' plates.
270 x 200mm.
£80
Sandby: Gentle ShepherdPaul Sandby.
[The Gentle Shepherd Plate 3: Patie and Peggy, Act 2, Scene 4.]
[London: Ryland and Bryer, 1765.]
Etching   
In 1758 Sandby etched six illustrations by the Scottish artist David Allan (1744-96) for an edition of Allan Ramsay's 'The Gentle Shepherd', first published 1725. In 1765 Ryland and Bryer published a collection of one hundred of Paul's etchings, including all six of 'The Gentle Shepherd' plates.
270 x 200mm.
£80
  

The Virtuosi's Museum

Copper plate engravings after Paul Sandby, from The Virtuosi's Museum containing Select Views in England, Scotland, and Ireland, drawn by P. Sandby, R.A., published by G. Kearsley.

A publication by which Paul Sandby's landscapes were rendered popular was The Copper Plate Magazine issued at a shilling a plate. It appeared monthly in oblong quarto, from October 1, 1774 to January, 1781, extending to some 150 plates. 108 of these were collected into a volume in 1778 and published by G. Kearsly as the Virtuosi's Museum, containing Select Views in England, Scotland, and Ireland, drawn by P. Sandby, R.A.; the whole series was republished as A Collection of 150 Select Views in England, Scotland, and Ireland, drawn by P. Sandby, Esq., R.A., first issued by Kearsly, and afterwards by Boydell, in 1781.

Paul Sandby: Reading AbbeyPaul Sandby.
View of the Old Abbey at Reading.
P. Sandby R.A. Pinx.t. F. Chesham sculp.t. Published as the Act directs by G. Kearsly, No. 46 Fleet Street, April 1779.
Engraving.  Slight discolouration of paper just outside printed surface and repair to part of right hand margin, otherwise excellent.
Engraved by F. Chesham after Paul Sandby
165 x 205mm
£40
Paul Sandby: Ross CastlePaul Sandby.
Ross Island in the lake of Killarney, from Innisfallen.
P. Sandby R.A. Pinx.t. T. Collyer Sculpt. Published according to Act of Parliament by G. Kearsly, in Fleet Street, Oct 2d. 1780.
Engraving.  Slight spotting.
A view of Ross Castle, on the shore of Lough Leane in Killarney National Park, County Kerry, Ireland, engraved by Collyer after Paul Sandby, published in The Virtuosi's Museum.
160 x 200mm.
£25
Paul Sandby: LondonderryPaul Sandby.
South-East Prospect of the Cathedral Church of London-Derry. Ireland.
P. Sandby R.A. Pinx.t. James Fittler Sculpt. Published as the Act directs. By G. Kearsly, Fleet Street. May 1st. 1780.
Engraving. Repaired tear just extending into platemark in lower left margin.
Engraved by Fittler after Paul Sandby.
170 x 210mm.
£25
Paul Sandby: Bray TownPaul Sandby.
The Tinnihinch Road, with a View of Bray-Town and Head; in the County of Wicklow.
P. Sandby R.A. Pinx.t. Ryder sculpt. Published as the Act directs by G. Kearsly No. 46 Fleet Street Jan. 1st. 1781.
Engraving. 
Engraved by Ryder after Paul Sandby.
165 x 210mm.
£25
Paul Sandby: Ben LomondPaul Sandby.
View of Ben-Lomond near Dunbarton.
P. Sandby R.A. Pinx.t. R. Walker & W. Angus sc. Publish'd according to Act of Parliament by G. Kearsly in Fleet Street Oct. 1 1778.
Engraving.    
Engraved by Walker & Angus after Paul Sandby.
160 x 200mm.
£30
 

One Hundred and Fifty Select Views in England, Scotland and Ireland

Copper plate engravings after Paul Sandby, from ‘A Collection of One Hundred and Fifty SELECT VIEWS in England, Scotland and Ireland’, published by John Boydell in 1781. 

This was a collection of views mainly after paintings or drawings by Sandby and using the finest engravers of the day.  It was a very successful publication, more affordable than Sandby’s larger prints, providing an insight into the countryside of the British Isles.  One hundred and eight of the views were first published by Kearsly in 1778 but such was the demand that another edition with the extra views was published.

All measure to platemark approximately 165 x 204mm. 

Sandby: KewPaul Sandby.
A View of the Princes House at Kew.
[Engraved by M.A. Rooker after Sandby. Published by John Boydell, 1781.]
£30
Sandby:  Benton Castle, Milford Haven.Paul Sandby.
Benton Castle, Milford Haven.
[Engraved by W. Watts after Sandby. Published by John Boydell, 1781.]
£30
Sandby: Charlton near WoolwichPaul Sandby.
A View of Charlton near Woolwich in Kent.
[Engraved by M. A. Rooker after Sandby. Published by John Boydell, 1781.]
£30
Sandby: Datchet BridgePaul Sandby.
Datchet Bridge near Windsor.
[Engraved by E. Rooker after Sandby. Published by John Boydell, 1781.]
£30
Sandby: Bewdley In WorcestershirePaul Sandby.
Bewdley In Worcestershire.
[Engraved by F. Chesham after Sandby. Published by John Boydell, 1781.]
£30
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