Anthony Sands (1806-1883) - his son adopted the spelling with a 'y' in about 1855 - was originally a dyer with a firm of textile weavers in Norwich, but later became a drawing master and professional painter. Sandys painted at least two oil portraits of his father around 1850.

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


Association Artist Organisation
Artist Frederick Sandys -


Type Position(s) Method Date(s) Notes
F.A.Sandys/ Portrait of the artist's Father
- reverse Handwritten - hand of Charles Fairfax Murray. Pencil


Catalogue No. Venue Date(s)
British Nineteenth Century Drawings and Watercolours (from the Birmingham Collection)
83 Museum of the Socialist Republic of Romania, Bucharest 1982-12-08 - 1983-01-02
83 National Art Gallery and Alexander Soutzos Museum, Athens 1983-01-12 - 1983-03-06
83 National Gallery, Budapest 1983-03-17 - 1983-05-08
101 - 1974 - 1974


Author(s) Date(s) Publisher Pages
Arthur B Chamberlain November 1925 Apollo p. 160.
City of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery: Catalogue of the Permanent Collection of Drawings
A E Whitley 1939 Bemrose & Sons, Ltd., Derby p. 386
Frederick Sandys 1829-1904: A Catalogue Raisonné
Betty Elzea 2001 Antique Collectors' Club in association with Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service no. 1.A.47, p. 98.


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

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Name Type
Anthony Sands Depicted

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