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In Windsor Wood; clustered trees in a hollow, with rising ground behind, in the foreground woodmen, a team of oxen pulling a log, and a woodcart with oxen r. 1793
Watercolour and pen and grey ink and grey wash, heightened with white, on blue paper
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Height: 143 millimetres
Width: 195 millimetres
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- In the foreground of this drawing, are woodmen with a team of oxen pulling a log, and a woodcart with oxen , therefore demonstrating Sandby's interest in the labourers and their work on the Windsor estate. Other examples of this interest can be noted in the wood yard scenes of Windsor (see drawings 1904,0819. 24,110) and 1904,0819.51, or 1904,0819.90 which also show similar subjects.
See cat no. 101 and 102 in J. Bonehill and S. Daniels (ed), 'Paul Sandby: Picturing Britain', (London: Royal Academy of Arts), 2009, for further information regarding Paul Sandby's interest in the Windsor woodlands and two other similar examples (pp.230-233).
This drawing dates around the late 1790s, when Sandby was executing a number of drawings of the Windsor woodlands. Regarding cat no.102, also of Windsor woods, Bonehill states that the 'ancient woodland and localities of the national topography were celebrated, addressing wider cultural concerns over the representation of Britain and Britishness' (p.233).
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