View near Canterbury
Samuel Hieronymous Grimm
1733 - 1794
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.
pen and ink, grey and brown wash
20.0 x 28.0 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., "S.H. Grimm...1770".
Not on display
Shown in 1 exhibition
Purchases and Acquisitions for 1961, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Apr 1962–25 May 1962