- The Sleeping Shepherd
- Etching and drypoint on thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper with cream chine collé
- Sheet: 11 13/16 x 8 9/16 inches (30 x 21.7 cm), Plate: 4 7/8 x 4 9/16 inches (12.4 x 11.6 cm), and Image: 3 3/4 x 3 1/16 inches (9.6 x 7.8 cm)
Inscribed in graphite, lower left below plate marks: "A. 6 ii"; inscribed in graphite, lower left: "Publd. state has lower | margin cleaned + 'Samuel | Palmer' in script in margin to left"; inscribed in graphite, lower right: "M.H."; inscribed in graphite, lower left: "2652"; inscribed in graphite, lower center: "The Sleeping Shepherd. Scarce State before plate was cut down | The plate was afterwards cut to 4 1/16 in. wide. | height the same."; inscribed in graphite, lower left: "3_ India"; inscribed in graphite, lower left on back: "From Collectn of J. Linnell Jnr"
Lettered lower right within image: "S. Palmer"
- Credit Line:
- Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
- Accession Number:
- Prints and Drawings
- Subject Terms:
- barn | birds | book | cattle | cloth | cows | farming | fields | hat | hay | labor | ladder | landscape | leaves | light | literary theme | oxen | plough | sheep | shelter | shepherd | sleeping | staff | straw | trees | trellis | vine
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Print made by Samuel Palmer, 1805–1881, British, active in Italy (1837–39), The Sleeping Shepherd, 1857
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