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

The Early Ploughman

Additional Title(s):

The Morning Spread upon the Mountains

Date:
begun before 1861
Medium:
Etching and drypoint, with plate tone on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 11 7/8 x 14 3/4 inches (30.2 x 37.5 cm), Plate: 7 x 9 15/16 inches (17.8 x 25.2 cm), and Image: 5 3/16 x 7 3/4 inches (13.2 x 19.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, in Samuel Palmer's hand, lower left below image within plate marks: "Finished state"; inscribed in graphite, in different hand, lower left below image within plate marks: "Coll. F. Goulding"; inscribed in graphite, lower left: "The Early Plouman. [sic]" (underlined); inscribed in graphite, lower right: "200-"; inscribed in graphite, lower center on back: "'Ploughman'"

Signed in graphite, lower right below image within plate marks: "S. 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:
B1994.4.1300
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
animal art | bridge (built work) | castle | cattle | clouds | cows | genre subject | hat | jugs | landscape | light | mountains | pitcher | plough (agricultural equipment) | river | ruins | trees | woman
Associated Places:
Perugia
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:38904
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