London Cries, done from ye Life. 1760.
* 1725 or 1730/31 in Nottingham † 1809 in London
Six etchings in red. Size of each sheet: ca. 11 x 8.5 cm.
Literature: Ann V. Gunn, 33-38.
Fine impressions with large margins printed in red.
Other impressions in red are in the British Museum (1861,0413.33 ff).
Probably published outside of Ryland & Bryer's 1765 collected edition of Sandby's etchings.
The first six plates of twelve. In 1759, Sandby worked on drawings for the projected publication "London Cries, done from ye Life". The twelve etchings were published the following year, but a collection of 77 drawings, copies after Sandby's work, are in the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven (B.1975.3.788), indicating that he drew many more subjects than were actually engraved. The majority of the original works were once in an album in the collection of Lord Bruce, sold at Christie's, 27th April 1965, lots 58-64. Since then, others have appeared on the art market, such as the Bagpiper with a Dancing Dog (Sothebys, 14th November 1991, lot 56) and the Onion Seller (Sothebys, 28 November 2002, lot 255).
Both are part of our set.