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Creator:
Samuel Palmer, 1805–1881, British, active in Italy (1837–39)
Title:
A Shepherd and his Flock under the Moon and Stars
Date:
ca. 1827
Medium:
Brown wash, gray wash, and white gouache with pen and brown ink on very thick, slightly textured, card
Dimensions:
Sheet: 4 1/4 x 5 1/8 inches (10.8 x 13 cm) and Frame: 15 3/4 x 20 3/4 x 1in. (40 x 52.7 x 2.5cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed on mount in graphite lower left: "[...] Shoreham period showing Blake's influences"; on mount in graphite lower left: "19 x 12 1/2 | U."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1981.25.2655
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
astronomy | crook, shepherd's | genre subject | landscape | moon | night | rocks (landforms) | sheep | shepherd | stars
Access:
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Exhibition History:
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English Drawings and Watercolors from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon (Yale University Art Gallery, 1965-04-15 - 1965-06-20)

English Landscape (Paul Mellon Collection) 1630-1850 (Yale Center for British Art, 1977-04-19 - 1977-07-17)

Samuel Palmer and "The Ancients" (The Fitzwilliam Museum, 1984-10-09 - 1984-12-16)

The Pastoral Landscape - The Legacy of Venice (National Gallery of Art, 1988-11-06 - 1989-01-22)

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)

The Critique of Reason : Romantic Art, 1760–1860 (Yale University Art Gallery, 2015-03-06 - 2015-07-26)

Publications:
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A loan exhibition of English drawings and watercolours from the collection of Mr and Mrs Paul Mellon of Upperville, Virginia, P. & D. Colnaghi & Co., London, 1964, cat. no. 21, N5247.M385 L62 (YCBA)

Raymond Lister, Samuel Palmer and " the Ancients ", Cambridge University Press, Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York, 1984, pp. 12-13, cat. no. 14, NJ18 P19 L565 (YCBA)

An exhibition of English drawings and water colors from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, February 18-April 1, 1962, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1962, p. 40, cat. no. 50b, NC228 U6 (YCBA) Copy 2 is on Mellon Shelf

Graham Reynolds, English Landscape 1630-1850, Apollo, vol.105, no. 182, April 1977, p. 276, fig. 20, N1 A54 105:2 + (YCBA) Another copy of this article may be found in a separately bound and catalogued copy of this issue located on the Mellon Shelf [call number : N5220 M552 A7 1977 + (YCBA)]

William Vaughan, Samuel Palmer : shadows on the wall, The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, New Haven, 2015, p. 184, fig. 152, NJ18.P19 V37 2015 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Painting in England 1700-1850, collection of Mr. & Mrs. Paul Mellon. , Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, 1963, p. 105, no. 191, ND466 V57 v.1-2 (YCBA)

Yale University Art Gallery, English drawings and watercolors, from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, April 15 - June 20, 1965 , New Haven, 1965, cat. no. 21, NC228 Y34 (YCBA)

British Art at Yale, Apollo, v.105, no. 182, April 1977, p. 276, N5220 M552 A7 1977 OVERSIZE (YCBA) Published as April 1977 issue of Apollo; all of the articles may also be found in bound Apollo Volume [N1 A54 105:2 +]

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:19906
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