The Morning of Life

Samuel Palmer, 1860 begun; 1861 begun

WAG 1562

About this object

Palmer's artistic development was largely the result of his association with the artists John Linnell (1792 - 1882), John Varley (1778 - 1842), William Blake (1757 - 1827), William Mulready 1786 - 1863) and George Richmond 1809 - 1896). The influence of Blake and Varley was particulary strong.

Palmer began to etch quite late in his career.

Object specifics

  • Artist(s)
    Samuel Palmer (British: English, born:27 January 1805, died:24 May 1881)
  • Date
    1860 begun; 1861 begun
  • Materials
    Etching; Paper
  • Measurements
  • Physical description
    A densely wooded scene with a figure collecting apples and a reclining figure in the foreground. On the left two more figures are guiding a sheep towards a stream on the right where a sheep is being washed.
  • Related people
    Samuel Palmer (Artist/maker); James Smith (Previous owner)
  • Credit line
    Bequeathed to the Walker Art Gallery by James Smith in 1923
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Collection
    From the Walker Art Gallery collections

Ownership

Previous owners

  • James Smith

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1923
    Disposal method: Bequeathed to the Walker Art Gallery in 1923

Inscriptions

Item inscriptions

  • Inscription text: S PALMER
    Inscription method: Printed
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: On plate, Lower left
  • Inscription text: Samuel Palmer
    Inscription method: Pencil
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Below plate
  • Inscription text: Trail Proof A leafy Dell - S. Palmer
    Inscription method: Pencil
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Below plate
  • Inscription text: Dowdeswell
    Inscription method: Pencil
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Back
Object view = Fine Art
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