Invitation to a Sketching Club: 1753

Paul Sandby

Invitation to a Sketching Club: 1753
4 0 c m
actual image size: 22cm x 23cm

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Invitation to a Sketching Club. A watercolour by Paul Sandby depicting group sketching, by candlelight, in a domestic interior (36 Great Pulteney Street). The model is dressed as a Roman gladiator. This item is accompanied by a doggerel poem dated 26 Feb 1753, written by Sandby's brother Thomas and the invitation is addressed to a Mr Forrest (who is probably the lawyer Theodosius Forrest, friend of Hogarth and solicitor to the Covent Garden theatre).

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1753 AD - 1753 AD
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© Museum of London

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