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Creator:
Print made by Samuel Palmer, 1805–1881, British, active in Italy (1837–39)
completed by Alfred Herbert Palmer, 1853–1931, British
Title:

The Sepulchre

Additional Title(s):

The Waning Moon

Date:
etching begun ca. 1800; impression printed in 1924
Medium:
Etching and drypoint on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 9 7/16 x 12 13/16 inches (24 x 32.5 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. 16 iii"; inscribed in graphite, lower left [in different hand?]: "Illustration to Virgil's Eighth Eclogue. The Sepulchre. | opposite p. 82"; inscribed in graphite, lower left [in different hand?]: "Begun on copper by Samuel Palmer. Completed for publn. by A H. Palmer"; inscribed in graphite, lower right: "Dover's House Press. | Printed by F. L. Griggs | MH" (this inscription labels the initials "D H P" stamped in monogram); inscribed in graphite, lower right: "Martin Hardie" ("...in Ha..." underlined)

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

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Accession Number:
B1977.14.10930
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
altar | eclogues | figures | fire | flames | forest | grave | landscape | night | shadow | statue | tomb | trees
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:29356
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