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Paul Sandby RA, 1731–1809

A Lady Copying at a Drawing Table

ca. 1765
Red chalk, black chalk, and graphite on medium, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Sheet: 7 5/8 x 6 inches (19.4 x 15.2 cm)

Inscribed in graphite, lower right: "F."; inscribed on verso in graphite, lower center; "Paul Sandby: Landy Seated at a Drawing Board"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Drawings & Watercolors
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
copying | desk | drawing (activity) | drawing table | genre subject | hat | lady | portrait | woman
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IIIF Manifest:

Seeing Double : Portraits, Copies and Exhibitions in 1820s London (Yale Center for British Art, 2010-06-24 - 2010-09-19) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

The Line of Beauty : British Drawings and Watercolors of the Eighteenth Century (Yale Center for British Art, 2001-05-19 - 2001-08-05) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Pleasures and Pastimes (Yale Center for British Art, 1990-02-21 - 1990-04-29) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

The Art of Paul Sandby (Yale Center for British Art, 1985-04-10 - 1985-06-23) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Emma Barker, Art & visual culture, 1600-1850 : academy to avant-garde, , Tate Publishing, London, 2012, pp. , 9, Pl. 0.8, N6756 .A78 2012 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Elisabeth Fairman, Pleasures and pastimes, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut, 1990, p. 10, no. 32, DA485 F25 1990 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Vic Gatrell, The first bohemians, life and art in London's golden age , Allen Lane, London, 2013, pp. 170, 171, fig. 74, NX544.L6 G37 2013 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Richard Green, Paul Sandby's Young Pupil Identified, Burlington Magazine, vol.154, no. 1310, May 2012, pp. 312-15, fig. 1, N1 B87 + OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

J. H. Plumb, The pursuit of happiness : a view of life in Georgian England : an exhibition selected from the Paul Mellon collection, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1977, pp. 48, 102, no. 81, N6766 Y34 1977 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Kim Sloan, 'A Noble Art' : Amateur artists and drawing masters, c. 1600-1800, British Museum Publications, London, 2000, p. 232, N6766 .S57 2000 (YCBA) [YCBA]

The Art of Paul Sandby, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut, 1985, pp. 51, 53, no. 69, NJ18 Sa56 R62 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Scott Wilcox, Line of beauty : British drawings and watercolors of the eighteenth century, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 2001, pp. 192-3, no. 155, NC228 W53 2001 (YCBA) [YCBA]

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