SAMUEL HIERONYMUS GRIMM | Caernarvon Castle, North Wales
SAMUEL HIERONYMUS GRIMM
Bergdorf 1733 - London 1794
Caernarvon Castle, North Wales
Pen and black and grey ink with grey wash, on laid paper watermarked: GR and with the Strasburg Lily;
inscribed upper centre: Carnarvon Castle, further inscribed verso, lower centre: above Caernarvon Castle taken on the Spot by S:H: Grimm - 1777. - NB. this drawing was taken in very thick cloudy weather, in clear weather / there are many more Mountains, with [sic] show themselves in the distance, with were envelloped [sic] in Cloud and Fog.
294 by 478 mm (drawing)
414 by 634 mm (mount)
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The work is in overall very good condition. Occasional creases to paper, which has perhaps darkened very slightly with time. The sheet is not laid down. The work is sold unframed.
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James Tobin, 1818;
Sir John Fitzherbert 8th Bt. (1913-1989);
Walter Brandt (1902-1978);
by family descent until the present owner
A comparison can be made between this drawing and a work illustrated in Rotha Mary Clay, Samuel Hieronymus Grimm, 1941, pl. 85.