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

The Vine

Additional Title(s):

Plumpy Bacchus

Date:
1852
Medium:
Etching and drypoint, retouched with graphite on thick, smooth, beige wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 11 13/16 x 8 1/2 inches (30 x 21.6 cm), Plate: 11 13/16 x 8 1/2 inches (30 x 21.6 cm), Image: 8 7/16 x 5 1/16 inches (21.4 x 12.8 cm), Image: 3 1/2 x 5 1/16 inches (8.9 x 12.8 cm), and Image: 2 1/8 x 4 5/8 inches (5.4 x 11.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower left to lower right: "I have only two early proofs of this plate, before the lower subject was vignetted. Each has the stain in the paper. This is one of the proofs | + I think the earlier of the two. Apparently it was worked on white [sic] the paper was damp from the press. AHP"; inscribed in graphite, lower left: "A. 5i"; inscribed in graphite, lower center to lower right: "Colln. A H. Palmer. | Martin Hardie. | M.H."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.10936
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
baskets | cape | cherubs | cloak | figures | foliage | food | grapes | ladder | landscape | leaves | light | monarch | religious and mythological subject | specific aspects, allegorical aspects of Bacchus; Bacchus as a patron | trees | vat | vine | wine
Associated People:
Bacchus
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:49562
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