An etching with extensive watercolor depicting two arches of an old bridge with a house built on the pier between the arches, two men in red coats and a dog on the bank below the bridge and lane with trees and houses on the right. Titled along the lower margin to the left, “Part of the Old Bridge east Shrewsbury.” It is unsigned, but part of the old mount that is saved in a folder on the back of the present mount states that it is by Paul Sandby (British 1725-1809). The evidence that it is by Sandby rests on stylistically this picture is very much as he worked, the old mount and the fact that he painted other views of this bridge. The quality of the work is very high. Sandby did many landscape engravings with watercolor. Image 4 7/8 inches (12.5 cm) by 5 7/8 inches (15 cm). Mount 10 ¾ x 12 ¼ inches (27 x 31 cm). On laid paper stuck to backboard.
Condition: good, with good color tones. Trimmed to within the plate line. The mat has some damage in the upper right corner.