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Paul Sandby, 1731–1809

Halfway House, Sadler's Wells

Former Title(s):

Sadlers Wells

Additional Title(s):

Sadler's Wells

Materials & Techniques:
Gouache, watercolor, pen and black ink with varnish on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Sheet: 10 1/2 x 11 inches (26.7 x 27.9 cm), Mount: 11 3/8 x 11 1/2 inches (28.9 x 29.2 cm)

Inscribed in graphite, verso, on mount, upper left: "62/5/26/13 | LGD"; in graphite, verso, lower left: "10"; in graphite, verso, lower center: "'A30 | Halfway House Saddler Wells"; in brown ink, verso, lower center: "body color drawing by 'Paul Sandby' | born in Nottingham in 1732. At the age of 14 he became a student | [...]"; in graphite, verso, lower right: "180"

Signed in white gouache, lower right: "Paul Sandby RA | 1789"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Drawings & Watercolors
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
architectural subject | bridge (built work) | dogs (animals) | halfway houses | horse (animal) | house | ladder | landscape | laundry | trees
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IIIF Manifest:

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

English Drawings and Watercolors from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon (Yale University Art Gallery, 1965-04-15 - 1965-06-20) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

A loan exhibition of English drawings and watercolours from the collection of Mr and Mrs Paul Mellon of Upperville, Virginia, P. & D. Colnaghi & Co., London, 1964, cat. no. 10, N5247.M385 L62 (YCBA) [YCBA]

An exhibition of English drawings and water colors from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, February 18-April 1, 1962, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1962, p. 42, cat. no. 74, NC228 U6 (YCBA) Copy 2 is on Mellon Shelf [YCBA]

Painting in England 1700-1850 : collection of Mr. & Mrs. Paul Mellon : Exhibition at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, , 1,2, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, 1963, p. 63, no. 70, ND466 V57 v.1-2 (YCBA) [YCBA]

The Art of Paul Sandby, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut, 1985, pp. 84, 87, no. 111, NJ18 Sa56 R62 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Yale University Art Gallery, English drawings and watercolors, from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, April 15 - June 20, 1965 , New Haven, 1965, cat. no. 10, NC228 Y34 (YCBA) [YCBA]

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