Romsey Abbey, Romsey, Hampshire, England
Watercolour over pencil heightened with touches of bodycolour, stopping out and gum arabic.
This is a view looking north from the North Terrace of Windsor Castle. Eton College Chapel and school are visible on the other side of the river Thames. Paul Sandby painted a number of views looking east and west along the North Terrace (see Jane Roberts, Views of Windsor – Watercolours by Thomas and Paul Sandby, 1995, nos. 16-18 and p. 66, figs. 17.2 and 17.3, Yale Center for British Art).
Another version of this subject by Pyne was sold at Christie’s, 12th December 1972, lot 45, bought Agnew’s for 480 guineas.
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