A View Of The Bayswater Turnpike


Artist
Paul Sandby  (1731-1809)
Nationality
English
Medium
watercolour
Accession Number
1131
Credit line
Purchased with the assistance of a special grant from the Government of Victoria 1971 Government of Victoria 1971
Collection Area
International Paintings
Gallery location
Not on display

Bayswater Road lay close to Sandby's Paddington home, where he lived from 1772 until his death. At the left is the high brick wall of Hyde Park. The turnpike was for collecting a toll on cattle and wheeled vehicles that paid for the maintenance of the road. This is one of Sandby's more straightforward descriptions, in which he is intent upon capturing, as accurately as possible, aspects of contemporary life.

Support

Southern Grampians Shire Council

State Government of Victoria