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Creator:
Print made by Samuel Palmer, 1805–1881, British, active in Italy (1837–39)
Title:
The Vine
Date:
1852
Medium:
Etching and drypoint, with plate tone on thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper with cream chine collé
Dimensions:
Sheet: 12 13/16 x 9 1/4 inches (32.5 x 23.5 cm), Plate: 11 7/8 x 8 9/16 inches (30.1 x 21.7 cm), Image: 8 9/16 x 5 1/16 inches (21.8 x 12.8 cm), Image: 3 1/2 x 5 1/16 inches (8.9 x 12.8 cm), and Image: 2 1/4 x 5 1/16 inches (5.7 x 12.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered in brown ink above upper image: "THE VINE . | SONG IN ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA _ ACT 2, SCENE 7."; lettered in orange ink below upper image: " SAMUEL PALMER"; lettered in orange ink between upper and lower images: "COME, THOU MONARCH OF THE VINE, | PLUMPY BACCHUS, WITH PINK EYNE: | IN THY VATS OUR CARES BE DROWN'D; | WITH THY GRAPES OUR HAIRS BE CROWN'D; | CUP US, TILL THE WORLD GO ROUND; | CUP US, TILL THE WORLD GO ROUND!"; lettered in orange ink below lower image: "SAMUEL PALMER"

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:
B1994.4.1296
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
Antony and Cleopatra, play by William Shakespeare | baskets | cape | cherubs | cloak | figures | foliage | food | grapes | ladder | landscape | leaves | light | literary theme | monarch | plays by William Whitehead (bap. 1715, d. 1785), poet and playwright | religious and mythological subject | specific aspects, allegorical aspects of Bacchus; Bacchus as a patron | trees | vat | vine | wine
Associated People:
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Bacchus
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:38900
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