A Scene In Windsor Forest

1801


Artist
Paul Sandby  (1731-1809)
Nationality
English
Medium
gouache and wash
Accession Number
1132
Credit line
Purchased with the assistance of a special grant from the Government of Victoria 1971
Collection Area
International Paintings
Gallery location
Not on display

Windsor Forest, at the foot of Windsor Castle, was one of Sandby's favourite themes. Indeed, he developed a speciality in landscapes prominently featuring gnarled and convoluted trees. With its free and atmospheric approach, this work is typical of his late period. The rich autumnal colouring and impressive attention to detail recall the landscapes of the 17th century Dutch School. This is the artist's largest recorded work.

Support

Southern Grampians Shire Council

State Government of Victoria