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Samuel Palmer, 1805–1881, British, active in Italy (1837–39)

The Cypresses at the Villa d'Este, Tivoli

Former Title(s):

Die Zypressen der Villa d'este

Watercolor, gouache, and graphite on moderately thick, moderately textured, blue wove paper
Sheet: 12 3/8 x 9 1/8 inches (31.4 x 23.2 cm) and Frame: 23 1/2 x 17 1/4 x 1in. (59.7 x 43.8 x 2.5cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Drawings & Watercolors
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
cypress | Grand Tour | landscape | trees
Associated Places:
Europe | Italy | Lazio | Roma | Tivoli | Villa d'Este
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David Ebony, Samuel Palmer's Luminous Garden, Art in America, vol. 94, no. 9, October 2006, p. 151, N1 A43 (LC)+ Oversize (HAAS) Some volumes are also available Online (ORBIS)

John Gage, Zwei Jahrhunderte englische Malerei, britische Kunst und Europa 1680 bis 1880 : [Ausstellung] Haus der Kunst Mèunchen, 21. November 1979 bis 27. Januar 1980: [Katalog] , Ausstellungsleitung Haus der Kunst Mèunchen, Mèunchen, 1979, pp. 388, 391, no. 243, fig. 243, ND466 Z85 (YCBA)

Raymond Lister, Samuel Palmer and " the Ancients ", Cambridge University Press, Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York, 1984, p. 30, cat. no 39, NJ18 P19 L565 (YCBA)

Christiana Payne, Silent Witnesses Trees in British Art, 1760-1870, Sansom & Co., Bristol, p. 148, fig. 78, NX650.T74 P39 2017 (YCBA)

William Vaughan, Samuel Palmer : shadows on the wall, The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, New Haven, 2015, pp. 241, 242, 249, fig. 210, NJ18.P19 V37 2015 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

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