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St George, Reforne, Isle of Portland f.171

St George, Reforne, Isle of Portland f.171

Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus

Medium: Ink wash on paper

Date: 1790

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15537

Item number: f.171

Length: 18.8

Width: 26.9

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Manuscript

The Church of St George, Reforne, was built in 1754-1766 by Thomas Gilbert, a Portland mason, who was strongly influenced by Sir Christopher Wren's design of St Paul's Cathedral. Both buildings were constructed using the renowned Portland stone. In the foreground of the drawing is a cart belonging to John Gibb, proprietor of the Portland Arms.

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