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Title

View near Canterbury

1770


Artist

Samuel Hieronymous Grimm

Switzerland, England

1733 - 1794


About

Grimm was a Swiss artist who settled in Britain in 1768, becoming one of the most delightful topographers working there in the late 18th century. He was admired by collectors for his 'tinted' drawing style and spent much of his time moving from shire to shire making views of country houses and estates. His staffage provide a light-hearted or humorous element to his compositions, such as the gentleman here dropping fruit into the apron of his companion.


Details


Date

1770


Media category

Drawing


Materials used

pen and ink, grey and brown wash


Dimensions

20.0 x 28.0 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., "S.H. Grimm...1770".


Credit

Purchased 1961


Location

Not on display


Accession number

WB1.1961


Artist information

Samuel Hieronymous Grimm

Works in the collection

1


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history