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

The Morning of Life

Former Title(s):

Morning of Life

Additional Title(s):

Hercules and Cacus

Sheep-Washing

A Leafy Dell

Date:
1860-1861
Medium:
Etching, engraving and drypoint, with plate tone, retouched with white watercolor, gouache or chalk on thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 8 7/8 x 12 5/16 inches (22.6 x 31.3 cm), Plate: 5 11/16 x 8 7/16 inches (14.4 x 21.4 cm), and Image: 5 3/8 x 8 3/16 inches (13.7 x 20.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower left below plate marks: "A.10iv"; inscribed in graphite, lower center: "Why has that arm of the woman been wiped [?over/?out] so | much more than the gleam of light behind her?"; inscribed in graphite, lower right: "A"; inscribed in graphite, lower right: "MH."; inscribed in graphite, upper left on back: "[?A]" (cut off the edge of the sheet); inscribed in graphite, upper left on back: "[?When] [?to]" (inscription covered by another layer of paper); inscribed in graphite, lower center on back: ""Etching for the Art Union of London | by the Etching Club""; inscribed in graphite, lower center on back [in a different hand?]: "Bottom"; inscribed in graphite, lower left on back: "'The Morning of Life' Pubd. by The Etching Club / 1872 | Plate destroyed. See life of S P." (the inscription reading ""Etching for the Art Union of London | by the Etching Club"" is linked to "Pubd. by" with a graphite dash, and is written above it and slightly diagonally, like it was a

Lettered lower left within image: "S. PALMER."; lettered lower left below image within plate marks: "4"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.10926
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
animal art | bank | basket | beams | boys | brook | figures | food | landscape | light | river | stream | sun | trees | washing | woman
Associated Places:
Redhill
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:29352
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