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Print made by Samuel Palmer, 1805–1881

The Bellman

Additional Title(s):

The Bellman from "Il Penseroso"

Materials & Techniques:
Etching and drypoint, with plate tone on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Sheet: 9 1/8 x 14 3/16 inches (23.1 x 36.1 cm), Plate: 7 1/2 x 9 15/16 inches (19 x 25.2 cm), Image: 6 9/16 x 9 1/4 inches (16.6 x 23.5 cm)

Inscribed in graphite, lower left: "The Bellman. Remarque proof"; inscribed in graphite, center on back: "[?W]ER"; inscribed in graphite, lower left on back: "26900"; inscribed in graphite, lower center on back: "The Bellman | (Il Penseroso)"; inscribed in graphite, lower right on back: "4. 4. [?Hoop]."; inscribed in graphite, lower right on back: "1965.1.11"

Remarque consisting of a branch with leaves, lower right below image; blind stamp, lower right, which reads: "PUBLISHED BY THE FINE ART SOCIETY | 148. NEW BOND STREET: LONDON. W."

Lettered lower right within image: "S. PALMER. INV. ET. FEC | MEAD. VALE. | RED HILL | 1879"

Signed in graphite, lower left below image within plate marks: "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:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
bell | cattle | church | cottages | cows | farming | genre subject | hills | landscape | moon | mountains | night | oxen | path | road | sun | thatch | tower (building division) | town | village | vines
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IIIF Manifest:

Connections (Yale Center for British Art, 2011-05-26 - 2011-09-11) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

The Romantic Print in Britain - Yale Center for British Art (Carnegie Museum of Art, 2004-02-14 - 2004-05-09) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

The Romantic Landscape Prints - The Chiaroscuro of Nature (Yale Center for British Art, 2002-09-25 - 2002-12-29) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition] [Exhibition Description]

Rachel Campbell-Johnston, Mysterious wisdom, the life and work of Samuel Palmer , Bloomsbury, London; New York, 2011, pp. 319-20, NJ18 P19 C36 2011 (YCBA) [YCBA]

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