Caesar's Tower And Part Of Warwick Tower From The Island

1801


Artist
Paul Sandby  (1731-1809)
Nationality
English
Medium
gouache and watercolour
Accession Number
1134
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

Warwick Castle is situated on the River Avon. Sandby was a friend of its owner, George Greville, who became the 2nd Earl of Warwick in 1773, and his brother, the Hon. Charles Greville. The two brothers were pupils of Sandby at one time. In this work, Sandby utilises his skills as an architectural draughtsman, and by casting most of the building in deep shadow, he insists upon its brooding grandeur, and thus it's emotional possibilities. But Sandby never fails to lose sight of a human context, here embodied in the foreground figures. Sandby made numerous drawings of this famous English castle.

Support

Southern Grampians Shire Council

State Government of Victoria