Grimsto Carr, Grimston, Norfolk, England
"Curious stone fonts from old Norwegian churches", in the Museum at Bergen
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From the Collection
Robert Elwes recorded in his diary (July 9th 1853): “We walked about Bergen together and went to the Museum. The curator of which showed us over it. There was a pretty good collection of old Scandinavian arms, bracelets and implements found in the barrows, a pretty good collection of fish, stuffed birds and animals and several curious stone fonts from old Norwegian churches. Two of these please me so much that I came again in the afternoon and made sketches of them.”
This is a page from a bound volume of prints entitled 'Sketches in Norway', dated 1854. The prints derive from drawings and watercolours made by Robert Elwes recording his tour of Norway. "Printed using R. Appel's Anastatic Process". The title page bears the handwritten inscription: "Arthur Henry Stuart Elwes [1860-1895]. From his affec. father Robert Elwes, Sept 1877".