Past Events

Copying Gainsborough: Paul Sandby and the refashioning of his artistic identity

Research Lunch – Rosie Razzall

  • 3 October 2014
  • 12:30 – 2:00 pm
  • Seminar Room, Paul Mellon Centre

This paper looks at two figure drawings by Paul Sandby, copied from two Gainsborough drawings after Sandby's return south in 1752. It considers why Sandby chose to copy these drawings, exploring what they meant for the reshaping of his identity after his arrival in London. It explores the recycling and reuse of figures and figure types among the artists around St Martin's Lane, and positions the drawings as part of the collaborative, fraternal drawing activity that took place there: one in which drawings could be shared, exchanged and discussed.

All are welcome! However, places are limited, so if you would like to attend please contact our Events Co-ordinator, Ella Fleming on events@paul-mellon-centre.ac.uk

This is a free event and lunch is provided.

About the speaker

  • Rosie Razzall

    Rosie Razzell is Curator of Prints and Drawings at Royal Collection Trust.