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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 (Herdsman)

Additional Title(s):

The Herdsman

Tardus Bubulcus

Date:
1858
Medium:
Etching and drypoint on thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper with cream chine collé
Dimensions:
Sheet: 11 3/4 x 17 1/16 inches (29.8 x 43.4 cm), Plate: 7 9/16 x 10 5/16 inches (19.2 x 26.2 cm), Sheet (chine collé): 7 1/4 x 10 3/16 inches (18.4 x 25.8 cm), and Image: 5 3/16 x 8 inches (13.2 x 20.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower left below image within plate marks: "[...] [...] [...]"; inscribed in graphite, lower left below plate marks: "A. 8 iv."; inscribed in graphite, lower right: "E"; inscribed in graphite, lower left: "Earlier state of sky - "; inscribed in graphite, lower right: "India Proof in progress"; inscribed in graphite, lower left: "9" (encircled); inscribed in graphite, lower right: "[?This] proof lent for reprodn. in the Studio vol on "The Great Painter-Etchers" 1914 | Robins' book 1922 | MH."; inscribed in graphite, lower left on back: "6"; inscribed in graphite, lower right on back: "£12:12/- | <10>"

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

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.10939
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:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:29364
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