Bothwell Castle, Lanarkshire


Artist
Paul Sandby  (1731-1809)
Nationality
English
Medium
gouache and wash
Accession Number
1143
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

In the 1747, Sandby was sent to Scotland as a draughtsman for the Board of Ordnance. He was one of several topographers charged with supplying accurate topographical drawings to the English army. When not engaged in the production of finished copies of maps and topographic views, he devoted most of his energies to sketching the countryside and its inhabitants, thereby building up a repertoire of figures and subjects that he was able to draw upon for the rest of his life.

Support

Southern Grampians Shire Council

State Government of Victoria