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Creator:
Samuel Palmer, 1805–1881, British, active in Italy (1837–39)
Title:
Old Cedar Tree in Botanic Garden, Chelsea
Date:
1854
Medium:
Black chalk and graphite on thick, moderately textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 10 1/2 × 14 1/2 inches (26.7 × 36.8 cm) and Frame: 17 1/4 x 23 1/2 x 1in. (43.8 x 59.7 x 2.5cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed on verso in graphite, upper left: "An Old Cedar in Botanic Garden Chelsea | drawn as a lesson to Mr. Aston afterw's, member of Institute 1854 | C.R. Aston, 1832-1908. | MH."; in red chalk, lower left: "256"; in pen and blue ink, lower left: "S. Palmer | Cedar in Botanic | Gdns Chelsea | 1854"; in graphite, lower center; "Martin Hardie"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.5932
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
cedar | landscape | tree
Associated Places:
Chelsea | Chelsea Physic Garden | England | Europe | London | United Kingdom
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Exhibition History:
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Samuel Palmer and "The Ancients" (The Fitzwilliam Museum, 1984-10-09 - 1984-12-16)

Samuel Palmer 1805-1881 Vision and Landscape (British Museum, 2005-10-21 - 2006-01-22)

Samuel Palmer 1805-1881 Vision and Landscape (Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2006-03-07 - 2006-05-28)

Connections (Yale Center for British Art, 2011-05-26 - 2011-09-11)

Publications:
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Raymond Lister, Samuel Palmer and " the Ancients ", Cambridge University Press, Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York, 1984, p. 37, cat. no. 53, NJ18 P19 L565 (YCBA)

William Vaughan, Samuel Palmer : shadows on the wall, The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, New Haven, 2015, pp. 288-89, fig. 245, NJ18.P19 V37 2015 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:15067
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