• Figures by a Village Pond -
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    Signed lower right: S.H Grimm fecit/1772

    Pen and grey ink and watercolour on laid paper, with original pen and ink border, oval

    23.8 by 31.2cm., 9 ? by 12 ? inches

     

    Provenance:

    James Tobin until 1818;

    Sir John Fitzherbert, Bt.;

    C.M. Harmsworth, 1961;

    With Appleby Bros., London, 1973;

    Anonymous sale, Christie?s, 18th March 1980, lot 34

     

    Exhibited:

    London, Walker?s Galleries, 29th Annual Exhibition of Early English Watercolours, 1933, no.71

     

    This drawing was part of an album of sixteen drawings by Grimm sold by James Tobin?s estate in 1818 described as `a volume containing a beautiful collection of Tinted Drawings by Grimm, very highly finished. A set of 16 after nature.? Tobin was a West India merchant and planter from Bristol. The pair to this watercolour, also dated 1772, is illustrated in R.M. Clay, Samuel Hieronymous Grimm of Burgdorf in Switzerland, 1961, pl.39 and was sold by Guy Peppiatt Fine Art in 2009.

  • The Garden at Montmorency, France -
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    Inscribed lower right: à Montmorenci and numbered 55 lower right

    Pen and grey ink and watercolour  heightened with bodycolour on laid paper

    23.8 by 18.3 cm., 9 ¼ by 7 inches

     

    This originates from an album mainly of French views drawn between 1765 and 1768. Grimm was born in Bergdorf, Switzerland and moved to Paris in 1765 before relocating to London in 1768 where he lived for the rest of his life. He specialised in topographical landscapes and exhibited at the Royal Academy and elsewhere. Montmorency is a village ten miles to the north of Paris and was originally the fiefdom of the Montmorency family, one of the oldest in the French nobility.

  • Barlborough Hall, Derbyshire -
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    Signed lower right: S.H. Grimm fecit 178.

    Pen and brown ink and watercolour heightened with bodycolour on laid paper watermarked with a fleur de lys

    37.5 by 52cm., 14 by 20 ? inches

     

    Barlborough Hall near Chesterfield was the home of Grimm's friend and patron Cornelius Heathcote Rodes (1755-1825) (see Rotha Mary Clay, Samuel Hieronymous Grimm, 1941, p.80-83). They knew each other from at least 1773 and the present watercolour may date from the summer of 1785 when Grimm spent several months at Barlborough. The figure in this watercolour is likely to be Cornelius Rodes as he was `famed for his breed of greyhounds.' The house was built in 1583 by Francis Rodes and is now a prep school.

     

    Provenance:

    Locker Lampson, by descent to Mrs Godfrey Fawcett;

    With Appleby Bros., London, 1964

     

  • Figures at the Well -
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    Signed lower right: S.H Grimm fecit 1772

    pen and grey ink and watercolour on laid paper, with original pen and ink border, oval

    23.8 by 31.2cm., 9 1/4 by 12 1/2 inches

     

    Provenance:

    James Tobin until 1818;

    Sir John Fitzherbert, Bt.;

    C.M. Harmsworth, 1961;

    With Appleby Bros., London, 1973;

    Anonymous sale, Christie?s, 18th March 1980, lot 34

     

    Literature:

    R.M. Clay, Samuel Hieronymous Grimm of Burgdorf in Switzerland, 1961, pl.39

     

    Exhibited:

    London,Walker?s Galleries, 29th Annual Exhibition of Early EnglishWatercolours, 1933, no.71

     

    This drawing was part of an album of sixteen drawings by Grimm sold by James Tobin?s estate in 1818 described as `a volume containing a beautiful collection of Tinted Drawings by Grimm, very highly finished. A set of 16 after nature.? Tobin was a West Indies merchant and planter from Bristol.

     

     

  • Caernarvon Castle, North Wales -
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    Signed lower left: S.H. Grimm fecit 1777

    Pen and black ink and watercolour over traces of pencil on laid Whatman paper with pen and ink border

    Sheet 20.3 by 27.7 cm., 8 by 10 ?  inches

     

    Provenance:

    J. Collingwood Stewart, Newcastle;

    A Deceased Estate

     

    Literature:

    Mary Rotha Clay, Samuel Hieronymous Grimm, 1941, p.76, ill. p. 85

     

    Engraved:

    By W. Walker and W. Angus, 1780, with minor differences

     

    This view of the Caernarvon Castle  is taken from the far bank of the River Seiont on which the castle is situated, overlooking the Menai Straits.  It shows the Eagle Tower, the grandest of the castle's towers, in the western corner. 

  • On the Thames at Barnes, London -
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    Signed lower left: S.H. Grimm fecit 1774 and inscribed on original border: the extremity of Barnes before the new Key was built

    Pen and grey ink and watercolour heightened with bodycolour on laid paper with pen and ink border

    15.0 by 20.6 cm., 5 ¾ by 8 in.

     

    Provenance:

    Private Collection until 2014

     

    Literature:

    Grimm was born in Bergdorf, Switzerland and moved to Paris in 1765 before relocating to London in the spring of 1768 where he remained for the rest of his life. In the first years of his life in London, he produced a number of views on the Thames and its environs.

    This is a view looking north from near Barnes Terrace towards Chiswick with the church of St Nicholas visible in the distance. A drawing of the same size `Between Chiswick and Brentford, by the Thames’, also dated 1774, was in the collection of L.G. Duke (see Mary Rotha Clay, Samuel Hieronymous Grimm, 1941, pl. 61 between pp.56 and 57) as was a slightly larger drawing `Boys Bathing at Barnes’ (op. cit.). A sketchbook in the British Museum (1919.7.12.25) includes views of Brentford, Barnes, Fulham and Kew and Grimm also drew a number of views at Mortlake (‘Mortlake Fair’ was sold at Christie’s on 10th July 2012, lot 54).

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