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In the Garden [of Magdalen College] near Oxford Oxfordshire

In the Garden [of Magdalen College] near Oxford Oxfordshire

Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymous

Medium: Ink wash on paper

Date: 1783

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15546

Item number: f.22

Length: 27

Width: 37.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Manuscript

A view in ink at Oxford taken from the seat in Magdalen College Garden, drawn by S.H. Grimm. In the 18th century, it was important for a garden to have interesting walks for the amusement of visitors. The Universal British Directory of 1791, describes Magdalen College as having "many delightful walks and lawns, and flocked with about thirty or forty head of deer. No college enjoys a more agreeable or extensive environ.... there is a meadow, within the college precincts, consisting of about thirteen acres, surrounded by a pleasant walk called the water-walk. The whole circuit of the walk is washed by branches of the Cherwell, and has many pretty rural prospects, one of which, from the east, commands the new bridge."

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