Paul Sandby

Scene of the Encampments in Hyde Park during the Gordon Riots

1780
At the time of the anti-papist riots led by Lord George Gordon, Sandby made many studies of the military encampments in London's parks, which had all the fascination of a travelling fair for the city's inhabitants. The focus of the present view is the Camp Kitchen, with the Tavern in the left foreground, while a father guides his son on a pony, no doubt playing soldier.
Artist
Title
Scene of the Encampments in Hyde Park during the Gordon Riots
Date
1780
Medium
Drawing
Materials
pen and grey ink and watercolour over graphite on laid paper, laid down on heavy laid paper
Dimensions
17.5 x 27.3 cm
Nationality
British
Credit line
Purchased 1952
Accession number
6054