Paul Sandby


Paul Sandby was an English map-maker turned landscape painter in watercolors, who, along with his older brother Thomas, became one of the founding members of the Royal Academy in 1768.

I had never heard of Sandby up until a few weeks ago when I came across one of his landscapes online. I was surprised to find it was a watercolor. From my experience, watercolor isn’t used for detail. Then again, I don’t know much about watercolor to begin with.

I found an exhibition catalog on eBay for cheap, so I’m excited to learn more about him. He reminds me of a mixture between Constable and Cole, only brighter, if that makes any sense at all.