Print made by Samuel Palmer, 1805–1881, British, active in Italy (1837–39)
Etching and drypoint, with plate tone on thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper with cream chine collé
Sheet: 12 13/16 x 9 1/4 inches (32.5 x 23.5 cm)
Lettered in brown ink above upper image: "THE VINE . | SONG IN ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA _ ACT 2, SCENE 7."; lettered in orange ink below upper image: " SAMUEL PALMER"; lettered in orange ink between upper and lower images: "COME, THOU MONARCH OF THE VINE, | PLUMPY BACCHUS, WITH PINK EYNE: | IN THY VATS OUR CARES BE DROWN'D; | WITH THY GRAPES OUR HAIRS BE CROWN'D; | CUP US, TILL THE WORLD GO ROUND; | CUP US, TILL THE WORLD GO ROUND!"; lettered in orange ink below lower image: "SAMUEL PALMER"
Yale Center for British Art, The G. Allen Smith Collection, transfer from the Yale University Art Gallery
Prints and Drawings
cherubs | vine | ladder | baskets | vat | cape | leaves | religious and mythological subject | literary theme | landscape | grapes | wine | specific aspects, allegorical aspects of Bacchus; Bacchus as a patron | figures | foliage | food | light | monarch | trees | cloak | Antony and Cleopatra, play by William Shakespeare | plays by William Whitehead (bap. 1715, d. 1785), poet and playwright