Saturday, 13 March 2010

Picturing Britain

Today the Royal Academy of Arts opened Paul Sandby RA: Picturing Britain, A Bicentenary Exhibition, which continues until 13 June. Sandby was a founding member of the Royal Academy in 1768 and is regarded as "the father of English watercolour". His landscapes and scenes across England, Scotland and Wales left an important record of social, economic and political change. The above painting shows The North Terrace, Windsor Castle, Looking West (ca 1765). Admission costs £9, silver surfers £8, which includes a free gallery guide worth £2.50.


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