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(bapt. Nottingham, 12 Jan. 1731; d London, 7/8 Nov. 1809). English painter (mainly in watercolour), draughtsman, and printmaker. Like his elder brother Thomas (bapt. Nottingham, 8 Dec. 1723; d Windsor, 25 June 1798) before him, he began his career as a military draughtsman. Both brothers saw service in Scotland, Thomas during the 1745–6 Jacobite rebellion, and Paul after it, when he worked on a survey of the Highlands as part of the government campaign to subdue the area. By 1752 Paul had returned to London, where he lived for a time with his brother. He also spent time with him at Windsor, where Thomas was a member of the household of the Duke of Cumberland, Ranger of Windsor Great Park (the brothers produced many views of Windsor and its environs, and the Royal Library at Windsor Castle has an outstanding Sandby collection).

Text source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)

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