British Museum guidebook, £3.50
Height: 326.000 mm
Width: 606.000 mm
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Prints and Drawings
Thomas Sandby, Whitehall, watercolour with pen and ink over graphite
London, Around 1750
Sandby (1723-1798) presents a calm, expansive view of Whitehall with the Banqueting House on the right. The Holbein Gate (built in 1532 and demolished 1759) spans the roadway. Like many of the Sandby brothers' watercolours this example includes a number of figures by Paul Sandby that appear in other sketches. Again not unusually in the Sandbys' oeuvre, there are several other watercolour versions of the composition.