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Flying a kite on a hill near Walton Castle

Flying a kite on a hill near Walton Castle

Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus

Medium: Ink wash on paper

Date: 1788

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15547

Item number: f.113

Genre: Manuscript

Grimm enjoyed depicting the people he met on his travels. He was not particularly interested in recording the mundane aspects of their lives, and this view of kite-fliers on the hill between Walton Castle and Sir John Durbin's house is a lovely example of his taste for the untraditional.

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