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

The Vine

Additional Title(s):

Plumpy Bacchus

Date:
1852
Medium:
Etching and drypoint on thick, smooth, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 4 3/4 x 6 5/16 inches (12 x 16 cm), Plate: 4 3/4 x 6 5/16 inches (12 x 16 cm), and Image: 3 1/2 x 5 inches (8.9 x 12.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite in Samuel Palmer's hand, lower left below image: "Trial Proof"; inscribed in graphite in different hand; lower right: "G"; inscribed in graphite in Martin Hardie's hand, lower right: "M.H"; inscribed in graphite, upper right on back: "£31s 2/[?-]"; inscribed in graphite, lower left to lower right on back: "proof of The [...] | "The Vine" or | ("Plumpy Bacchus") | pubd. in 'Songs + Ballads of Shakespeare [...] | the Etching Club", 185[...] | Plate destroyed" (""The Vine" or" is written above the other words in the sentence, like it was added as an afterthought; some of the inscription is cut off at the edges where the sheet has been cropped)

not lettered

Signed in graphite, lower right below image: "Samuel Palmer"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.10937
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
basket | cape | cloak | figures | foliage | food | grapes | 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:29362
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