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

Opening the Fold

Additional Title(s):

Early Morning

Date:
1880
Medium:
Etching and drypoint, with plate tone on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
10 9/16 x 12 7/8 inches (26.9 x 32.7 cm), 6 7/16 x 9 1/16 inches (16.3 x 23 cm), and 4 5/8 x 6 15/16 inches (11.8 x 17.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower left: "Artist's Proof. A.H.P. Private Press"; inscribed in graphite, lower center: "A.13 iv"; inscribed in graphite, lower right: "Martin Hardie | M.H." ("Martin Hardie" underlined); inscribed in graphite, lower left on back: "Opening the Fold' | Pubd. in "The Eclogues of Virgil, An English Version" by Samuel Palmer, 1883. | This was only one actually pub'd. [?for] [?this] series by S.P. himself."

Lettered lower left within image: "S. PALMER. INV + FEC"; lettered lower center within plate marks: "Published by The Fine Art Society, 148, New Bond St., London, W. 1880."

Signed in graphite lower right within plate marks: "S.Palmer"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.10927
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
birds | bugle | clouds | farming | hat | herd | hills | horn | labor | landscape | light | literary theme | morning | mountains | pipe | river | roof | sheep | shepherd | sky | smoke | sunrise | sunset | thatch | town | trees
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:29353
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