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Creator:
Print made by Samuel Palmer, 1805–1881, British, active in Italy (1837–39)
Title:
The Homeward Star
Date:
etching begun ca. 1880; impression printed in 1924
Medium:
Etching and drypoint, with plate tone on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 10 13/16 x 12 15/16 inches (27.4 x 32.8 cm), Plate: 5 1/4 x 7 3/8 inches (13.3 x 18.8 cm), and Image: 4 x 5 15/16 inches (10.1 x 15.1 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower left below plate marks: "A 14 iii"; inscribed in graphite, lower left in Frank Landseer Maur Griggs' hand: "One of seven impressions after the lettering + steel facing had been removed | Printed at Dover's [sic] House, Campden, in May 1924 | F.L.G."; inscribed in black ink, [in different hand?]: "note by FL. Griggs, A.R.A, R[?E]."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.10920
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:29346
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