(1721 - 1798)
Thomas Sandby was active/lived in United Kingdom. Thomas Sandby is known for painting.
Biography Thomas Sandby
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Sandby, a drawing master in Nottingham, moved with his brother Paul to London in 1742 where he worked as a draughtsman at the Tower. In 1743 he was appointed to the Duke of Cumberland’s staff, serving in the Flanders Campaign of 1743 and 1745, in Scotland during the Rebellion in 1745 and again in the Low Countries from 1746-1748.
He was a founding member of the R.A. and its first Professor of Architecture. At Windsor, he rebuilt Cumberland Lodge and was responsible for development of the town of Virginia Water. He designed the Freeman’s Hall in London.
Sandby made a number of drawings of the Colonnade in Covent Garden and it is likely the figures were drawn by his brother Paul. There is a smaller version of this drawing, with fewer
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