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Samuel Hieronymous Grimm

(Switzerland, England 1733 – 1794)

Title
View near Canterbury
Year
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
Accession number
WB1.1961
Location
Not on display
Further information

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.

Exhibition history (1)

Purchases and Acquisitions for 1961, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Apr 1962–25 May 1962