Anthony Frederick Sandys (1829-1904)

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Author name: Anthony Frederick Sandys.
(1829-1904). Sandys was educated at the Norwich School of Design. He began his career as a portrait painter and antiquarian illustrator, exhibiting at the Norwich Art Union even as a boy. He moved to London in 1851 and worked as a draughtsman for wood engravers. Sandys was one of a group of high-calibre artists, known as the "Illustrators of the 60s". The sensual lines of his draughtsmanship and his imaginative composition were translated by wood engravers as a means of graphic reproduction.