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Entrance to Kensington Gardens, near the second Turnpike from Oxford Street; view looking towards London, with a row of houses at a little distance on the left, the wall of Kensington Gardens r, two ladies entering by a gate in the wall, approached from the road by a path which skirts a small pond. 1797
Watercolour, with pen and grey ink, on blue paper
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Height: 210 millimetres
Width: 263 millimetres
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- Sandby produced a number of views of turnpike roads, demonstrating his interest in the development of the suburbs surrounding London, and the importance that the construction of roads had in this development. Sandby exhibited views of the Bayswater turnpike at the Royal Academy in 1791, see J .Bonehill & S.Daniels, 'Paul Sandby: Picturing Britain', (London: Royal Academy of Arts) 2009, pp.140-140 for examples of these works. See also pp.122-123 of the above mentioned catalogue for a deeper discussion regarding Sandby's interest in roads and street life.
A drawing by Paul Sandby entitled 'Rustics on a track near Woolwich' depicts the same building and was bought by the Rijksmuseum and is now in their collection.
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- Foxed, in need of conservation
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