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Creator:
Print made by Samuel Palmer, 1805–1881, British, active in Italy (1837–39)
Title:
The Homeward Star
Date:
begun ca. 1880
Medium:
Etching and drypoint, with plate tone on thin, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 6 5/8 x 9 5/16 inches (16.8 x 23.6 cm), Plate: 5 3/16 x 7 1/2 inches (13.2 x 19 cm), and Image: 4 x 6 inches (10.1 x 15.2 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower left below plate marks: "A. 14ii | Frank Short. imp. 27.11.20"; inscribed in graphite, lower right: "S. Palmer. | [...] "The Eclogues of Virgil"."

Lettered lower center within plate marks: "See, glimmering in the West, the homeward star; | And from the crest of upland towns afar, | The hearth - smoke rise; ___"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.10919
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
apples | astronomy | bench | birds | buildings | bushes | cattle | chestnut | chimney (architectural element) | cows | cup | drinking | eating | figures | food | fruit | gathering | goats | hats | landscape | light | literary theme | meal | men | moon | mountains | night | oxen | people | science | sheep | sky | smoke | star | table | town | village | west | woman
Access:
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Publications:
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Rachel Campbell-Johnston, Mysterious wisdom, the life and work of Samuel Palmer , Bloomsbury, London; New York, 2011, pp. 322-3, NJ18 P19 C36 2011 (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:29345
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