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

The Vine

Former Title(s):

The Vine or Plumpy Bacchus

Additional Title(s):

Plumpy Bacchus

Date:
1852
Medium:
Etching and drypoint, retouched with white watercolor, gouache or chalk on thick, smooth, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 11 9/16 x 8 1/4 inches (29.3 x 20.9 cm), Plate: 11 9/16 x 8 1/4 inches (29.3 x 20.9 cm), Image: 8 7/16 x 5 inches (21.4 x 12.7 cm), Image: 3 1/2 x 5 inches (8.9 x 12.7 cm), and Image: 2 1/16 x 4 9/16 inches (5.3 x 11.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, upper right "x"; inscribed in graphite, upper right: "reference"; inscribed in graphite, upper center "[?Murr] G." (underlined); inscribed in graphite, center right "3" (encircled); inscribed in graphite, lower right: "<I>" (encircled); inscribed in graphite, lower right: "From the Theobald Collection"; inscribed in graphite, lower left: "Early State"; inscribed in graphite, lower left: "A ii"; inscribed in graphite, lower center: "unique"; inscribed in graphite, lower right: "F"; inscribed in graphite, lower right: "<£4-4>"; inscribed in graphite, lower right: "M.H"; inscribed in graphite, lower center on back: "From the Theobald Collection."

Marked with a blind stamp, lower left: "DOWDESWELL | 120 NEW BOND ST. W"

Signed in graphite, lower right below upper image: "Samuel Palmer"; signed in graphite, lower right below lower image: "S. Palmer -"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.10935
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
baskets | cape | cherubs | cloak | figures | foliage | food | grapes | ladder | landscape | leaves | light | monarch | religious and mythological subject | specific aspects, allegorical aspects of Bacchus; Bacchus as a patron | trees | vat | vine | wine
Associated People:
Bacchus
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:29361
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