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Grotto in the Park at Bulstrode 11.1d

Grotto in the Park at Bulstrode 11.1d

Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymous

Medium: Ink wash on paper

Date: 1781

Shelfmark: K Top Vol. 8

Item number: 11.1d

Length: 17.4

Width: 26.3

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Drawing

View of a grotto- an artificial cave decorated with rocks and shell work- in the grounds of Bulstode Park in Buckinghamshire. By the late 18th century the grotto featured in many landscaped gardens. Bulstrode Park was the seat of the Duke of Portland. It had previously been the home of Judge Jefferies in the late 17th century and had included at formal garden. However as fashions changed in the 18th century, more informal, scattered landscaping was to become the ideal.

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