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

Guildford

Date:
1844
Medium:
Watercolor and gouache and scraping out with some varnish over graphite on medium, slightly textured, brown wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 7 3/8 x 10 5/8 inches (18.7 x 27 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower center: " The Park seen through mist rather deeper in proportion to the town seen through mist -- The mist though, softer than this | at the upper edge yet wreathing up rather more Cloud like -- The chalk stone intensely bright yet warm | The grass and herbage about it though also blazing in light - was very dark in local color | compared with the chalk -- The whole effect was warm -- The mist was receiving | warm glowing light -- The sunny town glowing through the haze was very beautiful | the gradation of the tender Ultramarinish sky was more vibratory -- | 5 Guildford 1844"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.5823
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
landscape | rocks (landforms) | tower (building division) | tree
Associated Places:
England | Europe | Guildford | Surrey | United Kingdom
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:15178
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