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

Opening the Fold

Former Title(s):

Opening the Fold or Early Morning

Additional Title(s):

Early Morning

Date:
1880
Medium:
Etching and drypoint, with plate tone on medium, slightly textured, beige laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 7 15/16 x 10 5/8 inches (20.2 x 27 cm), Plate: 6 3/8 x 9 inches (16.2 x 22.9 cm), and Image: 4 5/8 x 6 15/16 inches (11.7 x 17.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower right: "05/M [?17]/[?18] | [?48]" (very faint); inscribed in graphite, lower left: "a 13 iii"; inscribed in graphite, lower center: "opening the Fold; with the Remarque;"; inscribed in graphite, lower right: "[...] 8" (very faint)

Remarque consisting of a spray of harebells, lower left below image within plate marks

Lettered lower left within image: "S.PALMER. INV + FEC"; lettered lower center below image within plate marks: "Published by The Fine Art Society, 148, New Bond St. London, W. 1880."

Signed in graphite, lower right: "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:
B1994.4.1304
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
animal art | birds | bugle | clouds | farming | genre subject | hat | herd | hills | horn | labor | landscape | light | mountains | pipe | river | roof | sheep | shepherd | sky | smoke | sunrise | thatch | town | trees
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:38916
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