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Miss Marsden - back view
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Miss Marsden - back view

Paul Sandby (1731 - 1809)

Formerly attributed to Francis Hayman (ca. 1708 - 1776)

Chalk (red and white) on paper

Height: 24.3 cm; Width: 16 cm;

Inscription, F. Hayman RA
Inscription, F.H.
Inscription, E
Inscription, Miss Marsden
Collector's mark, collector's mark of Sir Robert Witt (L.2228b)

Acquisition (source, method, date)
Witt, Robert Clermont (Sir); bequest; 1952

About this work
Sandby formed the habit of making figure studies and sketching people going about their daily business during the three years he spent in Scotland following his appointment to the Duke of Cumberland's Survey of the Highlands in 1747. He continued the practice throughout his career, building up a stock of studies for use when he required staffage for his topographical compositions. A drawing also identified as Miss Marsden, but seen from the front, is in the Royal Collection at Windsor. The initials FH refer to an earlier attribution to the artist Francis Hayman. (Permanent collection label)

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