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

Opening the Fold

Former Title(s):

Opening the Fold or Early Morning

Additional Title(s):

Early Morning

Date:
plate etched in 1880; impression printed in 1926
Medium:
Etching and drypoint, with plate tone (printed under the supervision of Sir Frank Short, Martin Hardie and Frederick Landseer Maur Griggs, 1926) on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 7 1/4 x 11 9/16 inches (18.4 x 29.3 cm), Plate: 5 7/8 x 8 3/8 inches (15 x 21.3 cm), and Image: 4 5/8 x 6 15/16 inches (11.7 x 17.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, upper right: "Ec VIII"; inscribed in graphite, lower right: "Dover's House Press | Printed by F. L. Griggs"; inscribed in graphite, lower left below image within plate marks: "MH."; inscribed in graphite, lower left below plate marks: "A. 13. vii"; inscribed in graphite, lower left: "Printing proof before issue of final edition"; inscribed in graphite, lower right: "P<rinted by>F"

"DHP" in monogram, stamped in pale gray ink, of Dover's House Press, owned by Frederick Landseer Maur Griggs

Lettered lower left within image: "S. PALMER. INV + FEC"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.10929
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
bugle | clouds | farming | hat | hills | horn | landscape | light | mountains | river | roof | shepherd | smoke | thatch | town | trees
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:29355
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