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inscribed in pen and brown ink on the original mount: This View pointed out to me by Sir Joseph Bank Bart 1773. He stood by while / I made the Sketch, his Servant holding an Umbrella to keep off the glare of the Sun / from my paper. I was so attentive in making this Drawing Correct, as not to perceive / the Tyde approaching, it flowing very fast and following us upwards of a Mile / before we was in safety, when looking back to Sand hillocks on which I had sat / to sketch, they was under water, the Tide generally rising eight feet / P Sandby R.A. / NB. on the left hand of the Ferry house rises smoak from the Copper Works at Heath over / Lord Vernons Woods, on the Right hand Mr Morriss's Plantations
Marks and Labels
- The Great Age of British Watercolors 1750-1880, Royal Academy of Arts, London; National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1993, no. 254.
- The Artist's Vision: Romantic Traditions in Great Britain, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2006 - 2007
- Leger Galleries, English Watercolors and Drawings, London, 11/18/87-12/24/87: no. 8.
- Leger Galleries. The Fitch Collection. London, 1988: no. 28.
- Wilton, Andrew and Anne Lyles. The Great Age of British Watercolours 1750-1880. Exh. cat. Royal Academy of Arts, London; National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1993: no. 254.