Eton College, from Crown Corner.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament Jany. 1st. 1776, by P. Sandby St. Georges Row Oxford Turnpke.
Etching and aquatint printed in sepia with large magins, very fine & rare. Platemark: 340 x 490mm. (13¼ x 19¼"). Repaired tear to top edge in margin.
The River Thames near Eton with stone masons, barges, and other depictions of 18th century life on the river bank. Paul Sandby and his fellow artist and elder brother, Thomas, began their careers apprenticed to the Nottingham surveyor. From early in his career Sandby was also busy as a drawing master, counting several of his patrons, such as Lord Harcourt and Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, among his pupils. In 1768 he was appointed chief drawing master at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich.
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