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Paul Sandby (1725-1809), Watercolour painter and engraver and a founder of the Royal Academy of Arts

Sitter in 14 portraits
Artist associated with 4 portraits
Paul Sandby was a landscape painter and printmaker who worked principally in watercolour. He became one of the great pioneers of natural English landscape painting, but started out as a military surveyor producing an early survey of Scotland between 1747-1752. After settling in London, he worked as a drawing master to the aristocracy and developed his patronage and reputation through his network of amateur clients. Sandby was a founding member of the Royal Academy which was established in 1768, and subsequently became the first artist to employ aquatint in his picturesque views.

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The Academicians of the Royal Academy

by John Sanders, after Johann Joseph Zoffany
watercolour and ink, (1772)
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Key to 'The Academicians of the Royal Academy'

by John Sanders, after Johann Joseph Zoffany
pencil, circa 1773
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1379

Paul Sandby

by Sir William Beechey
oil on canvas, circa 1789
On display in Room 12 at the National Portrait Gallery
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D4137

Paul Sandby

by Edward Fisher, after Francis Cotes
mezzotint, published 1763
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D21304

The Academicians of the Royal Academy

by Richard Earlom, after Johann Joseph Zoffany
mezzotint, published 1773
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D20156

Paul Sandby

by and published by Robert Pollard, published by William Humphrey
hand-coloured stipple engraving, published 14 November 1780
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D20478

Paul Sandby

by and published by Samuel William Reynolds, after Sir William Beechey
mezzotint, published 1 October 1794
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D10716

Royal Academicians

by Charles Bestland, after Henry Singleton
stipple engraving, published 1802 (1795)
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D36021

Key to Royal Academicians

by Charles Bestland, after Henry Singleton
stipple engraving, published 1802 (1795)
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D12148

Paul Sandby

by and published by William Daniell, after George Dance
soft-ground etching, published 15 December 1809 (21 December 1794)
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D40050

Paul Sandby

by Edward Fisher, after Francis Cotes
mezzotint, published 1763
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D40051

Paul Sandby

by Edward Fisher, after Francis Cotes
mezzotint, published 1763
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D18

Paul Sandby

after Francis Cotes
pen and ink and wash, 1804
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D14455

Paul Sandby

by Henry Landseer, published by T. Cadell & W. Davies, after William Evans, after Sir William Beechey
stipple engraving, published 4 December 1809 (exhibited 1789)
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