The Early Ploughman
- Former Title(s):
Early Ploughman or The Morning Spread upon the Mountains
- Additional Title(s):
The Morning Spread upon the Mountains
- begun before 1861
- Etching and drypoint, with plate tone on thick, smooth, cream wove paper
- Sheet: 8 11/16 x 12 3/8 inches (22.1 x 31.4 cm), Plate: 7 1/16 x 9 15/16 inches (17.9 x 25.2 cm), and Image: 5 3/16 x 7 13/16 inches (13.2 x 19.8 cm)
Inscribed in graphite, upper right: "A A"; inscribed in graphite, lower left below plate marks: "A 9 ii"; inscribed in graphite, lower right: "D"; inscribed in graphite in Martin Hardie's hand: "M.H."; inscribed in graphite, lower right: "sky high light [...] | [...] 65 | 7"; inscribed in graphite, upper left on back: "S. Palmer. Early touched proof . with his note in corner. Probably printed by [?Gad] or Martin" ("printed by [?Gad] or Martin" underlined); inscribed in graphite in a different hand: "Above is (<a> note by A. H. Palmer) | M[...]"
- Credit Line:
- Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
- Accession Number:
- Prints and Drawings
- Subject Terms:
- animal art | birds | bridge (built work) | castle | cattle | clouds | cows | genre subject | hat | jugs | landscape | light | morning | mountains | oxen | pitcher | plough (agricultural equipment) | river | ruins | trees | woman
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Print made by Samuel Palmer, 1805–1881, British, active in Italy (1837–39), The Early Ploughman, begun before 1861
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