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Watercolour - The Shadowy Stream
  • The Shadowy Stream
    Samuel Palmer, born 1805 - died 1881
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The Shadowy Stream

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    England (probably, painted)

  • Date:

    ca.1880 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Samuel Palmer, born 1805 - died 1881 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Water-colour on card

  • Credit Line:

    Presented by Mrs. J. Merrick Head

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case WD, shelf 45, box A

Physical description

A stream with a small waterfall: on the bank in the foreground are two figures; the far bank is lined with trees, behind which the sun is setting; In the distance, to the left of the image, the remains of a castle on a hill can be seen.

Place of Origin

England (probably, painted)


ca.1880 (painted)


Samuel Palmer, born 1805 - died 1881 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Water-colour on card

Marks and inscriptions

'One of the V Bds press July 1880 / Other side Same Size as Shining River'
Written in pencil on the back of the card on which the drawing is executed.

'No - The Shadowy Stream Samuel Palmer Furze Hill House Mead Vale Red Hill Surrey'
Written in ink, in the Artist's hand, on the brown paper covering the backboard.

'S. Palmer'


Height: 4.25 in, Width: 7 in

Descriptive line

'The Shadowy Stream'. Water-colour by Samuel Palmer, England, ca.1880.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Catalogue of an Exhibition of Drawings, Etchings & Woodcuts by Samuel Palmer and other Disciples of William Blake October 20 - December 31, 1926. London : Published under the authority of the Board of Education, 1926. Publication No. 178 E.I.D.
Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design & Department of Paintings, Accessions 1919, London: Printed Under the Authority of His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1921


Water-colour; Card


Painting; Drawing (image-making)

Subjects depicted





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