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The botanical rock at Hotwells

The botanical rock at Hotwells

Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus

Medium: Ink wash on paper

Date: 1788

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15540

Item number: f. 191

Length: 182

Width: 256

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Manuscript

Hotwells takes its name from the hot springs underneath the Avon Gorge at Clifton, near Bristol. In the 18th century it was promoted as a spa resort but it could never compete with the attractions of Bath, situated only 12 miles away.

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