28 November 2000
Paul Sandby, R.A. (1730-1809)
An Italianate landscape with women washing clothes
signed and dated 'P Sandby/1792' (lower left)
pencil and watercolour, heightened with touches of bodycolour, within the artist's grey-wash border
18½ x 251/8 in. (47 x 63.9 cm.)
The Duke of Clarence, later William IV.
His wife, Queen Adelaide and by descent to
Lord Frederick Fitzclarence, the Duke of Clarence's illegitimate son by Mrs. Jordan, 1849.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
The present watercolour is in keeping with the Italianate scenes in the tradition of Marco Ricci; executed by Sandby in the 1760s. Sandby owned a number of gouaches by the artist.
VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price plus buyer's premium.
Please note that the dimensions should read 18½ x 251/8 in. (47 x 63.9 cm.) and not as stated in the catalogue
Textile designer Neisha Crosland on why she was drawn to a Raoul Dufy advertisement for a Bianchini Férier fabric
Orlando Rock, Chairman of Christie’s UK, and Robert Copley, International Head of Furniture, on the telltale techniques of Britain’s greatest furniture-maker