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The South Gate at Rye

The South Gate at Rye

Artist: Grimm, S. H.

Medium: Ink on paper

Date: 1785

Shelfmark: K.Top Vol. 42

Item number: 23.2

Genre: Topographical Drawing

View of the South Gate at Rye - a hilly town with medieval wall. Rye, which became one of the Cinque Ports, was on the south coast it needed fortifactions to protect from attacks across the channel. Four gates and the wall were built c.1380 under Edward III. The artist is Samuel Hieronymous Grimm, a prolific topographical artist.

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