The Herdsman's Cottage

Samuel Palmer, 1850

WAG 1557

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.

The print method used for this work suggests this work may have been removed from a book.

Object specifics

  • Artist(s)
    Samuel Palmer (British: English, born:1805-01-27, died:1881-05-24)
  • Date
  • Materials
    Etching; Paper
  • Measurements
    image: 9.8 cm x 7.8 cm
  • Physical description
    A herdsman walking in woodland with a dog and cow. Cottage on the left with the sun shining behind and a small stream in the foreground.
  • 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


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


Item inscriptions

  • Inscription text: S P
    Inscription method:
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Below plate; Lower left
  • Inscription text: Samuel Palmer
    Inscription method: Pencil
    Inscription note:
    Inscription location: Below plate; Lower right
Object view = Fine Art
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