Sunday, March 02, 2014
Watercolour of Rosehill by S.H. Grimm 1784
A north-east watercolour view of 'Mr Fullers house at Rosehill' (Rose Hill, in Brightling) in (East) Sussex, drawn in 1784 by S.H. Grimm. Source: British Library. Samuel Hieronymus Grimm was born in Burgdorf, Switzerland on 18 January 1733. He worked in oils until 1764 and chiefly in watercolour and pen and ink after that. Under the patronage of the Rev Sir Richard Kaye, Grimm travelled widely in England recording the landscape between 1768 and his death in 1794. The British Library has some 886 of his drawings of Sussex and 2662 works altogether.