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[THE DISTRIBUTION OF HIS MAJESTY'S MAUNDY, BY THE SUB-ALMONER in the Chapel Royal, at WHITEHALL] / S.H. Grimm ad nat del.

Samuel Hieronymus Grimm, 1733-1794, artist.

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  • Title:
    [THE DISTRIBUTION OF HIS MAJESTY'S MAUNDY, BY THE SUB-ALMONER in the Chapel Royal, at WHITEHALL] / S.H. Grimm ad nat del.
  • Author: Samuel Hieronymus Grimm, 1733-1794, artist.
  • Contributor: Richard Kaye Sir, 1736-1809, former owner.;
    George III, King of Great Britain, 1738-1820, former owner.;
    George IV, King of Great Britain, 1762-1830, donor.
  • Subjects: Chapels -- England -- London -- Pictorial works; Architecture -- England -- London -- 1770-1780; London (England) -- Pictorial works -- Early works to 1800; Watercolors -- England -- 1770-1780; Drawings -- England -- 1770-1780; Views -- England -- 1770-1780;
    Dewey: 704.94442132
  • Production Details: 1773.
  • Language: English
  • Description: Summary: The interior of the Chapel Royal with George III and Charlotte watching from the royal box as the poor line up to receive charity; men on the left and women on the right; members of the congregation in pews on the right and the choir on the left. Bears a watermark 'D & C Blau'. Signed 'S.H. Grimm ad nat del' in the lower right-hand corner. This watercolour contains an area of overpainting: a hunched female figure has been painted over with a figure in a red cloak whose back is to the viewer. This change is reflected in the 1777 print by Basire. This view and its pendant, Maps K.Top.26.5.t., were bequeathed to King George III in 1810 by Sir Richard Kaye, who commissioned Grimm to paint the scenes.
  • Identifier: System number: 004979811
  • Notes: Title taken from the engraving made after this view by James Basire in 1777, see Maps K.Top.26.5.s.
    Titled ‘A drawn View of the Distribution of His Majesty's Maundy by the Sub-Almoner, in the Chapel Royal at Whitehall, by S.H. Grimm, 1773.’ in the Catalogue of Maps, Prints, Drawings, etc., forming the geographical and topographical collection attached to the Library of his late Majesty King George the third, etc, London, 1829.
    Titled ‘A colored view of the distribution of his Majesty's Maundy by the sub-almoner, in the Chapel Roayl, at Whitehall; drawn in 1773 by S.H. Grimm: 2 f. x 1 f. 5 in. Engraved by James Basire, in 1777.’ in the Catalogue of the manuscript maps, charts, and plans, and of the topographical drawings in the British Museum, London, 1844-1861.
    Citation/references note: Barber, Peter, "George III and his geographical collection" in 'The Wisdom of George the Third' (ed.) Jonathan Marsden (London, 2004), p. 281
    Citation/references note: British Museum. Catalogue of Maps, Prints, Drawings, etc., forming the geographical and topographical collection attached to the Library of his late Majesty King George the third, etc
    Exhibitions note: Copy at Maps K.Top.26.5.r. Exhibited: The Royal Academy, London, 1774, no. 112.
  • Physical Description: 1 drawing : pen and ink with watercolour heightened with gum arabic ; sheet 42 x 61.9 cm
  • Copy Note: Ownership: Copy at Maps K.Top.26.5.r. Part of King George III's Topographical Collection. Donated to the nation by George IV.
  • Obsolete shelfmark: [CR] XXVI.5.r.
  • Shelfmark(s): Cartographic Items Maps K.Top.26.5.r.
  • UIN: BLL01004979811

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