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

The Weary Ploughman

Former Title(s):

Weary Ploughman

Additional Title(s):

The Herdsman

Tardus Bubulcus

Date:
1858
Medium:
Etching and drypoint on thick, smooth, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 8 7/16 x 11 9/16 inches (21.5 x 29.4 cm), Plate: 7 5/8 x 10 3/8 inches (19.3 x 26.4 cm), and Image: 5 3/16 x 7 15/16 inches (13.2 x 20.2 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower left below plate marks: "First proving | July 3 58"; inscribed in graphite, lower center below plate marks: "A. 8 i."; inscribed in graphite, lower right below plate marks: "No 4"; inscribed in graphite, lower right: "7"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.10938
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
animal art | bag | branch | calf (animal) | cattle | clouds | cows | dog (animal) | farming | fatigue | genre subject | hat | herdsman | hills | houses | labor | lamb | landscape | moon | mountain | night | oxen | path | road | rocks (landforms) | roofs | smoke | staff | sunset | trees | village
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:29363
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