"Eton College" Etching on Paper, 1766

Code: 10344


H: 16.5cm (6.5")W: 20cm (7.9")


"Eton College"
Paul Sandby, R.A. (1731-1809)
Engraved by Richard Bernard Godfrey (1728-1795)
Signed beneath the image within the plate "P Sandby R.A. del." & "Godfrey Sculp."
On paper
Dimensions: 16.5 cm x 20 cm

Publication Line (Very faint):  "Publ [May 1st 1766?] by Richd Godfrey No. 120 Long Acre

A very scarce print. Not in British Museum.

There is a copy in the Royal Collection (see RCIN 701070) and another in the Lewis Walpole Library, Farmington, Connecticut. A further copy was once in the possession of Arthur Benson, FRSL (1862-1925) (See Item 231. " "Eton College" 1766, Engraving by R. Godfrey from a drawing by P. Sandby Lent by A.C. Benson Esq"" as mentioned in "Loan collection of portraits, views, and other objects of interest, connected with the history of Eton : made on the occasion of the 450th anniversary of the foundation of the college", (published R Ingleton Drake, Eton, 1891))

Trimmed to just outside the platemark.