LLUN Bocs C40 / LLUN Bocs C41

Name of traveller

Samuel Hieronymus Grimm (1733-1794)

Reason for travel

  • production of landscape sketches as illustrations for a travel guide

Date of travel

June to August 1777


  • agriculture: cows of fairly small stature; some sheep on upland pastures
  • architecture: largely focus on ruined castles and churches, but also shows small-town houses and cottages
  • art: a number of loose inkwash drawings that formed the basis for the engraved plates used in a later guidebook; collected in two boxes
  • clothes: documents clothes of the country population of all ages
  • people:
    • journey undertaken together with Henry Penruddocke Wyndham (1736-1819)
    • depiction of a number of peasants in their ordinary surroundings
  • recreation: some illustrations show tourists inspecting ruined castles or churches together with what appear to be hired guides
  • terrain: documentary quality of the drawings in depicting largely rural landscapes
  • compare with published version of the journey

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Type of publication

inkwash drawings


Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus. LLUN Bocs C40. LLUN Bocs C41. 1777. Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth. MS.