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Creator:
Thomas Sandby RA, 1721–1798, British
Title:

A View of Boxhill from Norbury Park, Surrey

Date:
ca. 1775
Medium:
Watercolor, pen and gray ink, and graphite on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
12 1/8 × 39 1/8 inches (30.8 × 99.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1982.7
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
carriage | horses (animals) | landscape | oxen
Associated Places:
Box Hill | England | Leatherhead | Norbury Park | North Downs | Surrey
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:20318
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Though we know little of how Thomas Sandby received his architectural training, he became architect to the Duke of Cumberland and was named the first professor of Architecture at the Royal Academy. In 1774 William Lock, father of the sitter in Lawrence's charcoal portrait (cat. 13 [1994.11]) acquired the estate of Norbury Park and wrote to Thomas Sandby from Rome commissioning him to build a house. Sandby built the house and sent off a ground plan, elevation, and drawings of the estate from the house, one of which must have been this view towards Boxhill.

Scott Wilcox
Wilcox, Forrester, O'Neil, Sloan. The Line of Beauty: British Drawings and Watercolors of the Eighteenth Century. Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2001. pg. 161 cat. no. 137.

Picturing Britain - Paul Sandby (1731-1809) - A Bicentenary Exhibition (Royal Academy of Arts, 2010-03-13 - 2010-06-13) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Picturing Britain - Paul Sandby (1731-1809) - A Bicentenary Exhibition (National Gallery of Scotland, 2009-11-07 - 2010-02-07) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Picturing Britain - Paul Sandby (1731-1809) - A Bicentenary Exhibition (Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery, 2009-07-25 - 2009-10-18) [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]

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

Stephen Daniels, Paul Sandby, picturing Britain , Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2009, cat. 88, NJ18 Sa56 P3 2009 + OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]


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