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West Lulworth Coast, Durdle Door

West Lulworth Coast, Durdle Door

Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus

Medium: Ink wash on paper

Date: 1790

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15537

Item number: f.151

Length: 18.7

Width: 27.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Manuscript

"They persuaded me to keep on, and at last stranded me on the pebbles, exactly opposite the magnificent arch of Durdle-rock Door. Here I stood and contemplated with astonishment and pleasure this stupendous piece of Nature's work". Quote from the Irish witer and playwright, John O'Keefe (1792).

The name "Durdle" comes from the Old English "thirl" meaning "to pierce".

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