Attrib. Paul Sandby RA, Sleeping Cat - Original 18th-century pen & ink drawing




An original 18th-century pen & ink drawing, Attrib. Paul Sandby RA Sleeping Cat.

A charming small pen and ink study of a sleeping cat, with graphite underdrawing. On laid paper with indistinct watermark. The paper has been trimmed to the drawing and backed on to paper with Ingres watermark. We acquired this drawing with the attribution to Paul Sandby RA (1725-1809). This drawing is one of pair of similar studies that we have for sale.

Unsigned.
In good condition for its age. Some minor age toning as shown.
5.3cm x 7.4cm.
Unframed.

Paul Sandby RA (1725-1809) was a landscape painter who specialised in watercolours, having begun his career as a map-maker. Together with his elder brother Thomas, he became one of the 28 founder members of the Royal Academy. Sandby made extensive tours of Britain and Ireland, sketching what he saw. He also etched a large number of plates after his own drawings. He was described in his obituary as 'the father of modern landscape painting in watercolours.'

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Product code: JH-135


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