Labrador Peninsula, Quebec, Canada
A watercolour drawing of the view from the North Terrace, Windsor Castle. A plateau across the centre is dissected by a line of trees across the centreground. More trees on the left, and a view in the distance. On the far left, the spire of Datchet church. In the foreground, a herd of deer and two horses. On two sheets of paper, joined at the left. The whole sheet is circumscribed with two black ink lines. The drawing was previously mounted on another sheet with strips of coloured paper, of a type associated with drawings from the collection of Sir Joseph Banks. A pen and ink label added to the verso of the work by Banks also survives.
It has been suggested that this watercolour may be the work of Sandby's brother, Thomas. A later bodycolour of the same view by Paul Sandby is in the collection of the Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry KT, Drumlanrig. The view from the North Terrace looking east towards London is seen in other drawings by Sandby. This area was levelled in about 1780. Deer were kept in the Little Park until the beginning of the nineteenth century.
Possibly by Thomas Sandby (1721-98)
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