This is the earliest drawing by Sandys that has been traced to date, inscribed 'Aged 9'.

  • Purchased and presented by subscribers, 1906.
  • © Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery


Association Artist Organisation
Artist Frederick Sandys -


Type Position(s) Method Date(s) Notes
Aged 9 / Norwich drawn 1839 by A.F.A. Sands. 7 Heigham
- below image - -


Catalogue No. Venue Date(s)
Frederick Sandys 1829-1904
1 Brighton Museum and Art Gallery 1974 - 1974
1 Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield 1974 - 1974


Author(s) Date(s) Publisher Pages
City of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery: Catalogue of the Permanent Collection of Drawings
A E Whitley 1939 Bemrose & Sons, Ltd., Derby p. 391
Frederick Sandys 1829-1904: A Catalogue Raisonné
Betty Elzea 2001 Antique Collectors' Club in association with Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service no. 1.A.1, p. 89.


Almost certainly acquired by Charles Fairfax Murray from the artist or from the sale of the artist's family home after Sandys' mother's death in September 1883 (Elzea).

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