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Roothouse in the Grove at Oxford

Roothouse in the Grove at Oxford

Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymous

Medium: Ink wash on paper

Date: 1783

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15546

Item number: f.24

Length: 26.7

Width: 37.35

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Manuscript

A view in ink of the ''Roothouse'' in Magdalen College Grove in Oxford, drawn by S.H .Grimm. This is a seated, canopied area in the grove of the college. In the 18th century, it was fashionable to decorate gardens with such curiosities, where visitors could sit and admire the views. The Universal British Directory of 1791, describes "Through the centre of this building we pass into the grove, or paddock, which is formed into many delightful walks and lawns, and flocked with about thirty or forty head of deer.

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