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

Christmas

Former Title(s):

Christmas or Folding the Last Sheep

Additional Title(s):

Folding the Last Sheep

Date:
1850
Medium:
Etching and drypoint, with plate tone on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 11 13/16 x 10 1/4 inches (30 x 26.1 cm), Plate: 4 7/8 x 4 inches (12.4 x 10.1 cm), and Image: 3 7/8 x 3 1/8 inches (9.9 x 8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower left: "Christmas" (underlined); inscribed in graphite, lower left: "14x19"; inscribed in graphite, lower left of back: "Back"; inscribed in graphite, lower center of back: "1965.1.4"

Marked in red ink, lower right: "H+G" (the "+" is a cross shape, drawn in outline)

Lettered lower right within image: "S PALMER" (very indistinct); lettered lower right within image: "S. Palmer."

Signed in graphite, lower right below image within plate marks: "Samuel Palmer"; not dated

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, The G. Allen Smith Collection, transfer from the Yale University Art Gallery
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1994.4.1295
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
architectural subject | barn | children | Christmas | cottage | dog (animal) | doorway | farm | interior | moon | night | sheep | thatch | trees | window
Access:
View by request in the Study Room
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:38899
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Rachel Campbell-Johnston, Mysterious wisdom, the life and work of Samuel Palmer , Bloomsbury, London; New York, 2011, p. 243, NJ18 P19 C36 2011 (YCBA)


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