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Creator:
Print made by Samuel Palmer, 1805–1881, British, active in Italy (1837–39)
Title:
The Weary Ploughman
Date:
1858
Medium:
Etching and drypoint, with plate tone on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 11 9/16 x 16 3/8 inches (29.4 x 41.6 cm), Plate: 7 5/8 x 10 1/4 inches (19.3 x 26.1 cm), and Image: 5 3/16 x 7 7/8 inches (13.2 x 20 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower left: "The Weary Ploughman | or | The Herdsman. | (Early proof of Pubd State)"; inscribed in graphite, lower right: "Signed here | faintly" (this is next to an arrow pointing right to Samuel Palmer's signature, around which a graphite rectangle has been drawn); inscribed in graphite, lower right: "C.17511"; inscribed in graphite, lower left: "(++124)"; inscribed in graphite, lower left: "H. 8 -"; inscribed in graphite, lower right: "250-"; inscribed in graphite, center left on back, written diagonally downwards: "[...] [...]"

Signed in brown ink, lower right: "S. Palmer." (a graphite rectangle has been drawn around this signature); 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:
B1994.4.1299
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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Publications:
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Rachel Campbell-Johnston, Mysterious wisdom, the life and work of Samuel Palmer , Bloomsbury, London; New York, 2011, p. 344, NJ18 P19 C36 2011 (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:38903
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