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

The Bellman

Additional Title(s):

Bellman from "Il Penseroso"

Date:
1879
Medium:
Etching and drypoint, with plate tone on thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 10 1/2 x 14 inches (26.7 x 35.6 cm), Plate: 7 5/8 x 10 inches (19.4 x 25.4 cm), and Image: 6 9/16 x 9 5/16 inches (16.7 x 23.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower left below plate marks: "A.II iv."; inscribed in graphite, lower right: "B"; inscribed in graphite, lower left: "Artist's Proof. A.H.P. Private Press | P. Private Press. The Bellman<n>"; inscribed in graphite, lower right: "M.H. | The Bellman"; inscribed in graphite, lower left on back: "1879 | "The Bellman" | from 'Il Perseroso' | Pub'd. by the Fine Art Svcs. 1879. | For Framing"

Lettered lower right within image: "S. PALMER. INV. ET. FEC | MEAD. VALE. | RED HILL | 1879"

Signed in graphite, lower right below plate marks: "Samuel Palmer - "

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.10903
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
bell | cattle | church | cottages | cows | farming | hills | landscape | mountains | night | path | road | sun | thatch | tower (building division) | town | village | vines
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:29329
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Rachel Campbell-Johnston, Mysterious wisdom, the life and work of Samuel Palmer , Bloomsbury, London; New York, 2011, pp. 319-20, NJ18 P19 C36 2011 (YCBA)


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