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Print made by Samuel Palmer, 1805–1881, British, active in Italy (1837–39)
Printed by Frederick Landseer Maur Griggs, 1876–1938, British

The Homeward Star

etching begun ca. 1880; impression printed in 1924
Etching and drypoint, with plate tone on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Sheet: 6 3/16 x 9 1/16 inches (15.7 x 23 cm), Plate: 5 1/4 x 7 7/16 inches (13.3 x 18.9 cm), and Image: 4 x 6 inches (10.1 x 15.2 cm)

Inscribed in graphite, lower left below plate marks: "A.14 iii"; inscribed in graphite in a different hand: "Illustration to Virgil's First Eclogue. The Homeward Star. opposite p.22."; inscribed in graphite, lower right [in a different hand?]: "Printed by FL. Griggs"

Marked center right, in brown ink: "DHP" stamped in monogram (of Dover's House Press, owned by Frederick Landseer Maur Griggs); marked lower left below image: remarque consisting of a triangle drawn in outline

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Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
animal art | apples | bench | birds | buildings | bushes | cattle | chestnut | chimney (architectural element) | cows | cup | drinking | eating | figures | food | 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
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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)

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