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Royal Military Academy and Prince Rupert's Tower, Woolwich Academy; the building, with a tower at left, seen at some distance across a courtyard behind a wall Graphite
- Height: 253 millimetres
- Width: 448 millimetres
Inscription ContentInscribed: "R. M. Academy. and Prince Ruperts Tower Woolwich Academy E" and "Prince Ruperts service of R M Academy Woolwich Warren"
Watermark: Close to Heawood 1848 (London 1775)
Not in Binyon
Paul Sandby was appointed as Chief Drawing Master at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich in 1768 (with a salary of £150), and remained on the staff until 1796. Sandby would teach officers drawing lessons in Landscape and Perspective, encouraging his pupils to make use of the surrounding landscape and to understand it spatially with its landmarks and features, this would have been considered as useful and played a major role in establishing graphic arts to military culture. The role of Chief Draftsman was also significant, as it enabled Sandby to make contacts with the elite, who would later commission other works by Sandby. For more information regarding Sandby's role as Chief Draftsman, see J.Bonehill and S.Daniels, 'Paul Sandby:Picturing Britain', (London, 2009) pp.17-18, 31-32 and 63.
British Roy PIIIb
Mounted October 1981.
- Topographic representation of: London
- (Europe,British Isles,England,London)
Prints & Drawings
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Object reference number: PDB4403
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