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Samuel Palmer, 1805–1881
At Hailsham, Sussex: a Storm Approaching
Materials & Techniques:
Watercolor and graphite on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Sheet: 8 1/4 × 12 1/2 inches (21 × 31.8 cm), Frame: 17 1/4 x 23 1/2 x 1in. (43.8 x 59.7 x 2.5cm)

Signed in pen and brown ink, lower left: "SP"; signed and dated in pen and brown ink, upper right: "1821 Sussex SP | 17".

Inscribed in pen and brown ink, lower left: "At Hailsham - | SP"; inscribed on verso in graphite, upper center: "Picture from this sketch exhibited at the British Institution 1822 Life & Letters Catlogue | 'Storm Coming' p 407 | This sketch was made before Samuel Palmer knew John Linnell"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Drawings & Watercolors
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
fields | landscape | meteorology | rain | science | sky | storm
Associated Places:
East Sussex | England | English Channel | Europe | Hailsham | Sussex | United Kingdom
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IIIF Manifest:

Connections (Yale Center for British Art, 2011-05-26 - 2011-09-11) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Samuel Palmer 1805-1881 Vision and Landscape (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2006-03-07 - 2006-05-28) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Samuel Palmer 1805-1881 Vision and Landscape (British Museum, 2005-10-21 - 2006-01-22) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Samuel Palmer and "The Ancients" (The Fitzwilliam Museum, 1984-10-09 - 1984-12-16) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

English Landscape (Paul Mellon Collection) 1630-1850 (Yale Center for British Art, 1977-04-19 - 1977-07-17) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

A memoir of Samuel Palmer, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, pp. 30, 94, NJ18.P19 P33 2020 (YCBA) [YCBA]

David Ebony, Samuel Palmer's Luminous Garden, Art in America, vol. 94, no. 9, October 2006, p. 148, N1 A43 (LC)+ Oversize (HAAS) Some volumes are also available Online (ORBIS) [ORBIS]

Samuel Palmer, Tate Publishing, London, p. 11, fig. 2, NJ18.P19 W55 2005 (YCBA) [YCBA]

William Vaughan, Samuel Palmer : shadows on the wall, The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, New Haven, 2015, pp. 48-49, fig. 36, NJ18.P19 V37 2015 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

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