This watercolour features the striking ravine of limestone cliffs known as Creswell Crags in Derbyshire. In the clearing of this landscape are horses, figures and white houses ahead.
Samuel Hieronymous Grimm
Cresswell Crags, Derbyshire
25.9 x 37.2 cm
Watercolour and pen and ink on paper
Date of work
Original: Watercolour and pen and ink on paper, 25.9 x 37.2 cm ® Tate, London
Swiss painter Samuel Hieronymous Grimm became established as a painter of topographical views in oil and watercolour but also produced book illustration. He became well known in England for his satirical and caricature drawings and illustrations to Shakespeare. From 1776 he was employed to make drawings for the Natural History and Antiquities and important houses.