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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  Johan Joseph Zoffany - NPG 1437

The Academicians of the Royal Academy

by John Sanders, after Johan Joseph Zoffany
watercolour and ink, (1772)
NPG 1437

Key to 'The Academicians of the Royal Academy', by John Sanders, after  Johan Joseph Zoffany - NPG 1437a

Key to 'The Academicians of the Royal Academy'

by John Sanders, after Johan Joseph Zoffany
pencil, circa 1773
NPG 1437a

Paul Sandby, by Sir William Beechey - NPG 1379

Paul Sandby

by Sir William Beechey
oil on canvas, circa 1789
NPG 1379

Paul Sandby, by Edward Fisher, after  Francis Cotes - NPG D4137

Paul Sandby

by Edward Fisher, after Francis Cotes
mezzotint, published 1763
NPG D4137

The Academicians of the Royal Academy, by Richard Earlom, after  Johan Joseph Zoffany - NPG D21304

The Academicians of the Royal Academy

by Richard Earlom, after Johan Joseph Zoffany
mezzotint, published 1773
NPG D21304

Paul Sandby, by and published by Robert Pollard, published by  William Humphrey - NPG D20156

Paul Sandby

by and published by Robert Pollard, published by William Humphrey
hand-coloured stipple engraving, published 14 November 1780
NPG D20156

Paul Sandby, by and published by Samuel William Reynolds, after  Sir William Beechey - NPG D20478

Paul Sandby

by and published by Samuel William Reynolds, after Sir William Beechey
mezzotint, published 1 October 1794
NPG D20478

Royal Academicians, by Charles Bestland, after  Henry Singleton - NPG D10716

Royal Academicians

by Charles Bestland, after Henry Singleton
stipple engraving, published 1802 (1795)
NPG D10716

Key to Royal Academicians, by Charles Bestland, after  Henry Singleton - NPG D36021

Key to Royal Academicians

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

Paul Sandby, by and published by William Daniell, after  George Dance - NPG D12148

Paul Sandby

by and published by William Daniell, after George Dance
soft-ground etching, published 15 December 1809 (21 December 1794)
NPG D12148

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Paul Sandby

by Edward Fisher, after Francis Cotes
mezzotint, published 1763
NPG D40050

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Paul Sandby

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

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Paul Sandby

after Francis Cotes
pen and ink and wash, 1804
NPG D18

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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)
NPG D14455

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