Paul Sandby: Picturing Britain in Edinburgh and London

Paul Sandby: Picturing Britain: A Bicentenary Exhibition
7th November 2009 – 7th February 2010
Admission free

Paul Sandby: Picturing Britain looks at all aspects of Sandby’s career and includes studies of rural and urban views, street scenes, royal parks and ancient castles. Sandby explored a broader range of subject matter than any previous artist in Britain and was integral in refining the use of watercolour.

This exhibition features over one hundred loans, including oil paintings, watercolours, gouaches, prints and sketchbooks, coming from all the major collections which house his work: The Royal Collection, The British Museum, The British Library, The Victoria and Albert Museum and The Yale Center for British Art. It also showcases outstanding works from private collections.

Paul Sandby: Picturing Britain
was organised by Nottingham City Museums and Galleries in association with the National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh and the Royal Academy of Arts in London.

The exhibition will move to the Royal Academy of Arts in London in March 2010.

You can see some highlights here.
The exhibition catalogue is available from Amazon.

(You can, of course, expect a review of the exhibition from me to appear in the next edition of the Bulletin!)

Thanks go to Carolyn Anderson of the University of Edinburgh School of GeoSciences for alerting me to this new exhibition. She gave a fascinating talk on military mapping – something Sandby was very much involved with – at a Scottish History Research Seminar last night.

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