Ruin of an Abbey
Attributed to Thomas Sandby. Unsigned, artist name and title on the back of the old mat. "Tintern Abbey" inscribed in pencil at the bottom of the drawing. A detailed drawing with lovely shading. Drawing measures 8 1/2 x 8 inches on 10 1/4 x 8 inch medium weight wove type paper. Thomas Sandby was a draughtsman, watercolor artist, architect, and teacher. He was one of the founding members of the Royal Academy in 1768, along with his younger brother Paul, and was its first professor of architecture.