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The Bellman

Drawing
ca.1875 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Prepatory drawing, used for the etching of 'The Bellman', with notes by the Artist on the scheme of light and shade.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Chalk and wash
Brief Description
Prepatory drawing for 'The Bellman', with notes by the Artist on the scheme of light and shade. By Samuel Palmer, England, ca.1875.
Physical Description
Prepatory drawing, used for the etching of 'The Bellman', with notes by the Artist on the scheme of light and shade.
Dimensions
  • Height: 10.87in
  • Width: 14.87in
Measurements taken (and converted into decimal fractions) from: 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.
Marks and Inscriptions
Notes by the Artist on the scheme of light and shade.
Credit line
Presented by A. H. Palmer, Esq.
Object history
The finished design was reproduced as plate 6 in The Shorter Poems of John Milton with Twelve Illustrations by Samuel Palmer, Painter and Etcher, 1889.



Plate cancelled in 1926.
Subject depicted
Literary Reference'Il Penseroso' by John Milton.
Associated Objects
Bibliographic References
  • Catalogue of an exhibition of drawings, etchings & woodcuts by Samuel Palmer and other disciples of William Blake. London, Pub. under the authority of the Board of Education, 1926no. 154
  • 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. pp.82-83.
  • 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. pp.82-83.
Collection
Accession Number
E.1319-1925

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