Paul Sandby

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Paul Sandby
1731-1809
The Mess Tent in Hyde Park
1780
Pencil on paper.
14 5/8 x 21 3/4 inches (372 x 527 mm)
Gift of Mr. Peter Josten.
1965.12

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Inscribed by the artist in pencil at lower center, "The Mess Tent in Hyde Park 1780"; at lower right, "by P. Sandby".
Inscribed on verso in pencil at center, "VI / Bought at Leigh, Sotheby's & Wilkinson Sale 20 July 1853 / (Dr. Wellesley's Collection) / (Trans)."
Watermark: Letters "IHS" with a cross (Christogram) over I * VILLEDARY (cf. Heawood 2971).

Provenance: 
Dr. Henry Wellesley (no mark; see Lugt 1384); sale, London, Sotheby's, 20 July 1853; William Sandby; G.J.A. Peake; Hubert Peake; sale, London, Christie's, 24 March 1959, part of lot 46; Peter Josten.
Bibliography: 

Pierpont Morgan Library. Review of Acquisitions, 1949-1968. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1969, p. 169.
Adams, Frederick B., Jr. Fourteenth Annual Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1965 & 1966. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1967, p. 128.

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Wellesley, Henry, 1791-1866, former owner.
Sandby, William, former owner.
Peake, G. J. A., former owner.
Peake, Hubert, former owner.
Josten, Peter W., 1922-2019, former owner.

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