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

The Early Ploughman

Former Title(s):

Early Ploughman, etc.

Additional Title(s):

The Morning Spread upon the Mountains

Date:
begun before 1861
Medium:
Etching and drypoint, with plate tone, retouched with white gouache on medium, smooth, beige wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 7 x 9 15/16 inches (17.8 x 25.2 cm), Plate: 6 7/8 x 9 7/8 inches (17.5 x 25.1 cm), and Image: 5 1/8 x 7 13/16 inches (13 x 19.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, upper middle: "not to be touched | but by me -"; inscribed in graphite, lower left within plate marks: "The Early Ploughman"; inscribed in graphite in a different hand, lower left within plate marks: "A. 9iv"; inscribed in graphite, lower right: "M.H."; two crosses marked in graphite on the back

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.10910
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
animal art | bridge (built work) | castle | cattle | clouds | cows | genre subject | hat | jugs | landscape | light | mountains | pitcher | plough (agricultural equipment) | river | ruins | trees | woman
Associated Places:
Perugia
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:29336
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