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NE corner of the terrace at Windsor Castle, with a view of the comet (or meteor) of 18 August, 1783 in three aspects; the view overlooks the flat and wooded landscape. 1783
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Height: 285 millimetres
Width: 460 millimetres
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- One of a group of topographical drawings and designs for buildings. The finished drawing was engraved in aquatint by Paul Sandby and published Oct. 1783 as 'The Meteor of Aug. 18, 1783....'. For an impression of the print, see 1865,0610.1253.
See Roberts cat. no. 18 and Oppé 53 for a discussion of the attribution of this and related drawings. According to Oppé, the pencil attribution on this is by William Sandby.
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1973, London, Tate Gallery, 'Landscape in Britain c.1750-1850', no.74
2007/8 Oct-Jan, Gent, Museum Voor Schone Kunsten, 'British Vision:...'
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