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

The Lonely Tower

Date:
1879
Medium:
Etching and drypoint, with plate tone on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 10 1/4 x 14 1/16 inches (26.1 x 35.7 cm), Plate: 7 3/8 x 9 7/8 inches (18.7 x 25.1 cm), and Image: 6 1/2 x 9 1/8 inches (16.5 x 23.2 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower left: "4th [?P] B | 4 Canvas only -"; inscribed in graphite, lower left: "NK 27139"; inscribed in graphite, lower right: "Lonely Tower"; inscribed in graphite, lower left: "SA 1/2"; inscribed in graphite, center on back: "X"; inscribed in graphite, lower left on back: "1773" (encircled)

Watermark on sheet: "PORTFOLIO | M B M"

Lettered lower left within image: "S S m . 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:
B1994.4.1303
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
astronomy | cart | cow | genre subject | hill | landscape | masonry | night | path | science | shepherds | stars | tower (building division) | trees | wall
Associated Places:
England | Europe | Stonehenge | United Kingdom | Wiltshire
Associated People:
Milton, John (1608–1674), poet and polemicist
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:38910
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Rachel Campbell-Johnston, Mysterious wisdom, the life and work of Samuel Palmer , Bloomsbury, London; New York, 2011, p. 319, NJ18 P19 C36 2011 (YCBA)


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