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Portland Island and The Fleet

Portland Island and The Fleet

Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus

Medium: Ink wash on paper

Date: 1790

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15537

Item number: f.162

Length: 19

Width: 26.9

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Manuscript

A distant view in ink of the Isle of Portland and the Fleet, taken from a stone wall at Abbotsbury. The Fleet lagoon measures 13km long and covers 500ha at high tide, and connects to the sea via Portland Harbour.

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