Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Gandy, Michael

GANDY, MICHAEL (1778–1862), architect, younger brother of Joseph Michael Gandy [q. v.] and of John Peter Gandy-Deering [see Deering], was a pupil of James Wyatt, whose office he left on receiving an appointment in the Indian naval service. He was thus employed for some years, and served in India and China. In 1812 he exhibited at the Royal Academy ‘The Burning of Onrust and Kupers Island, Batavia, in 1800, drawn on the spot.’ On his return he was employed for some time in the drawing-office of Mr. Holl, civil architect to the navy, afterwards by Francis Goodwin [q. v.], and eventually by Sir Jeffrey Wyatville [q. v.], with whom he remained for thirty-three years, until Wyatville's death in 1840. In 1842 he published with Benjamin Bond ‘Architectural Illustrations of Windsor Castle (text by J. Britton).’ He died in April 1862.

[Dict. of Architecture; Redgrave's Dict. of Artists.]

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