Samuel Hieronymous Grimm

(Switzerland, England 1733 – 1794)

View near Canterbury

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.

Year
1770
Media
Drawing
Medium
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