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Plumstead Church Kent

Plumstead Church Kent

Artist: Grose, Francis

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1775

Shelfmark: K Top Vol 18

Item number: 44-2.

Length: 35

Width: 45.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Drawing

View of St Nicholas's Church, the parish church of Plumstead in Kent (now in London). Plumstead was a prosperous village since medieval times, with drained marshes suitable for grazing sheep and fruit growing industry. The earliest parts of the parish church are of the south aisle dating from the 12th century. It has transepts which date from the 13th century, a north aisle built in the 15th century and a west tower built in 1664. The artist is Captain Francis Grose F.S.A. (1731-1791), a topographical draughtsman. He exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1769 and 1777, and made numerous sketching tours with other amateur artists.

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