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Creator:
Print made by Samuel Palmer, 1805–1881, British, active in Italy (1837–39)
Title:
The Rising Moon
Date:
1857
Medium:
Etching and drypoint retouched with black ink or oil paint, gray watercolor or gouache, and pale brown watercolor, gouache or chalk on thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 10 7/8 x 14 7/16 inches (27.6 x 36.7 cm), Plate: 6 15/16 x 9 7/8 inches (17.7 x 25.1 cm), and Image: 4 5/8 x 7 9/16 inches (11.7 x 19.2 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, upper center within plate marks and written along a graphite line: "Boundary line of mount"; inscribed in graphite, center left within plate marks and written vertically along a graphite line: "Boundary of Mount"; inscribed in graphite, center right within plate marks and written vertically along a graphite line: "boundary of Mount"; inscribed in graphite in artist's hand, lower left within plate marks: "An English Pastoral. Samuel Palmer."; inscribed in a different hand, lower left within plate marks under graphite line: "The Rising Moon."; inscribed in graphite, lower left and cut off by the edge of the sheet: "[...]tant. | [...]tom of the print | [...]e hollow mount is to | [...] inch more than | [...] of the print to the top of the hollow mount | [...] maker is requested to pay particular | [...]n to this_"; inscribed in graphite, lower left below plate marks: "A.7ii | Touched proof | M.H." ("Touched proof" underlined); inscribed in graphite, lower middle bel

Signed in graphite, lower left within plate marks: "Samuel Palmer"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.10912
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
animal art | barrel | church | clouds | cypress | genre subject | hat | hills | horizon line | house | landscape | moon | moonlight | mountain | night | pond | sheep | shepherd | staff | tower (building division) | trees | trough | village
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:29338
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