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Print made by Samuel Palmer, 1805–1881

Opening the Fold

Former Title(s):

Opening the Fold or Early Morning

Additional Title(s):

Early Morning

Materials & Techniques:
Etching and drypoint, with plate tone on medium, slightly textured, beige laid paper
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), Image: 4 5/8 x 6 15/16 inches (11.7 x 17.6 cm)

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"

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:
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
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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]

The Creative Printmaker (Joseph and Margaret Muscarelle Museum of Art, 1986-03-05 - 1986-04-20) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

The Creative Printmaker (Yale Center for British Art, 1985-07-09 - 1985-09-01) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Rachel Campbell-Johnston, Mysterious wisdom, the life and work of Samuel Palmer , Bloomsbury, London; New York, 2011, pp. 322, 328, NJ18 P19 C36 2011 (YCBA) [YCBA]

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