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Possingworth, Waldron by Samuel Grimm and James Lambert (The Burrell Collection) - 1785
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Source: The Burrell Collection
Possingworth - 1785Samuel Hieronymous Grimm (1733-1794), artist, was born in Switzerland, studied in Berne and Paris before moving to Covent Garden, London in 1768. Besides his work as a commercial engraver and watercolour painter he is best known for some 2,500 commissioned watercolurs of antiquities, historic buildings and landscapes in the British Library (MSS 15537-48). Throughout the 1780s he toured Sussex, sketching churches, monuments, castles, abbeys and houses of the gentry
James Lambert, senior, (1725-1788) and his nephew James Lambert, junior, (1744-1799) were both landscape painters living in Lewes, Sussex. Between them they produced over 600 items, ranging from pencil sketches to large oils.
William Burrell (1732-96), antiquary, was born in Leadenhall Street, London, educated at Westminster School and Cambridge University. He became Chancellor of Worcester and Rochester Dioceses, M.P. for Haslemere and a Commissioner of Excise. From 1780 he employed Samuel Grimm and the Lamberts to make drawings of all the notable antiquities and important houses in Sussex, which he bequeathed to the British Museum in his will.
for more information refer to Sussex Views by Walter H. Godfrey and L.F. Salzman and Sussex Depicted by John Farrant, both published by the Sussex Record Society.
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The East Front of Possingworth in Waldron, formerly the Seat of Sir Thomas Offley - 1773

Horeham Manor - c 1780

Tanners - 1784

Possingworth - 1785

Possingworth - 1861

Tanners - 1861

The Church - 1900


Tanners Manor - 1904

Little London - 1905

New Possingworth, Cross-in-Hand - 1905

Possingworth, Cross-in-Hand - 1905

Blackboys - 1906

Oxen at plough - 1907

Tanners Manor - 1909


Cross in Hand - 1910

Heronsdale - 1935

The Blackboys Inn - c 1935

Blackboys Mill - 1936

Blackboys Mill - 1936

Cross-in-hand Windmill - 1936
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