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Title

View near Canterbury

1770

Artist

Samuel Hieronymous Grimm

Switzerland, England

1733 - 1794

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  • 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

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  • 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.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition