The North Terrace, Windsor Castle, Looking West
Paul Sandby, and his elder brother Thomas, both founding members of the Royal Academy in 1768, were employed by the King to paint views of Windsor Castle and the Park, where Thomas was a Deputy Ranger, and many of these works from the Royal Collection are shown here at Burlington House. He was also an engraver and a satirist, and his watercolours, serene as they appear, make it clear that he knew he was observing huge social change.
He is generally known as 'the father of English watercolour painting' (which is a peculiarly English medium), but he is much more than just a topographer. I guarantee that an hour spent among his beautiful and luminous works will calm the spirit and make it easier to face the hurly-burly of doubt and worry which we are currently undergoing.