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

The Herdsman's Cottage

Former Title(s):

The Herdsman's Cottage or Sunset

Additional Title(s):

Sunset

Date:
1850
Medium:
Etching and drypoint, with plate tone on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 14 7/16 x 10 3/8 inches (36.6 x 26.3 cm), Plate: 4 7/8 x 4 inches (12.4 x 10.2 cm), and Image: 3 7/8 x 3 inches (9.8 x 7.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower center below plate marks: "A. 3. ii"; inscribed in graphite, lower right: "Printed by AH. Palmer. | Martin Hardie" ("Martin Hardie" underlined); inscribed in graphite, lower left: "Proof before publication in "The Portfolio", with Palmer's title [arrow pointing down to where Samuel Palmer has written "Sunrise"] | | Colln. A H. Palmer."; inscribed in graphite, lower right: "M.H."; inscribed in graphite in Samuel Palmer's hand, lower center: "Sunrise"; inscribed in graphite, lower right: "S. Palmer"; inscribed in graphite, lower left: "A 3 ii"

Watermarked

Lettered lower center within image: "S. Pal"; lettered lower left below image within plate marks: "S P"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.10918
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
animal art | architectural subject | bag | beams | brook | cattle | cottage | cows | dog (animal) | farmer | genre subject | herdsman | landscape | light | man | oxen | river | shepherd | staff (walking stick) | stream | sun | sunlight | sunset | trees | window
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:29344
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Rachel Campbell-Johnston, Mysterious wisdom, the life and work of Samuel Palmer , Bloomsbury, London; New York, 2011, pp. 330-1, NJ18 P19 C36 2011 (YCBA)


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