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Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Thomas Sandby (1721-1798), Draughtsman and architect; brother of Paul Sandby

Architect, b. Nottingham, older brother of Paul Sandby; left Nottingham for London 1742, joining the Board of Ordnance, for whom he worked in Scotland 1745 attracting the patronage of the Duke of Cumberland; appointed deputy Ranger, Windsor Great Park 1746; architect of the King’s Works 1777; foundation member of the RA 1768 and first Professor of Architecture; ‘universally esteemed [and] ...one of the gentlest and best of human beings’ (Gentleman's Magazine, 1798).


This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: John Ingamells, National Portrait Gallery: Mid-Georgian Portraits 1760-1790, National Portrait Gallery, 2004, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.