SANDBY Paul R.A. (1731-1809)
A Distant View of Maidstone, from the Lower Bell Inn, Blue Bell Hill. A reduced version of the view in the Yale Center for British Art (New Haven). Gouache on paper, laid on board. Inscribed verso in a contemporaneous hand 'An extensive (...) with figures / and cattle in the foreground / by Paul Sandby' and incorrectly identified as 'Sir John Falstaff Public House at Gad's Hill and Rochester in the distance'. Provenance: W. Turner, Cotman Gallery, Birmingham. 12.5x18.75 inches.