Samuel Hieronymous Grimm (1733-1794)
On the Thames at Barnes

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.

Private Collection until 2014

This is a view looking east towards central London with Putney Church 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.).
See p.65-67 for note on his thames views. Sketchbook in BM - check