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Creator:
Print made by Samuel Palmer, 1805–1881, British, active in Italy (1837–39)
Printed by Alfred Herbert Palmer, 1853–1931, British
Title:
The Early Ploughman
Date:
1874
Medium:
Etching and drypoint, with plate tone on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 11 1/16 x 15 3/8 inches (28.1 x 39.1 cm), Plate: 6 15/16 x 9 15/16 inches (17.6 x 25.3 cm), and Image: 5 3/16 x 7 13/16 inches (13.1 x 19.9 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower left below image within plate marks: "A. H. P. Private Press. Sample Proof."; inscribed in graphite, lower right below image within plate marks: "Samuel Palmer"; inscribed in graphite, lower left: "Printed at S. P's press by A.H.P. Feb.y. 1874 | Unique impression" ("Unique impression" underlined); inscribed in graphite, lower right: "[?Mar] [?Os] 1 -"; inscribed in graphite in a different hand, lower right: "London, Sept., 1879. | H.M."; inscribed in graphite, upper left on back: "Hand paper 50 years old"; inscribed in graphite, lower right on back: "£4.10/-"; inscribed in graphite, lower left on back: "[?Mr] | [?Cope]"; inscribed in graphite, lower right on back: "£4.10/-"

Marked in blue ink, lower right on back: "HM" stamped in monogram (of collector Howard Mansfield)

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, The G. Allen Smith Collection, transfer from the Yale University Art Gallery
Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Accession Number:
B1994.4.1308
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
animal art | birds | bridge (built work) | castle | cattle | clouds | cows | genre subject | hat | jugs | landscape | light | morning | mountains | oxen | pitcher | plough (agricultural equipment) | river | ruins | trees | woman
Associated Places:
Perugia
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:38923
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