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  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (probably, drawn)

  • Date:

    ca.1824 (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Samuel Palmer, born 1805 - died 1881 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Ink drawing on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr. A. H. Palmer

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case PD, shelf 313

Physical description

Leaf 5 (pages 9 and 10) from a sketchbook of drawings started in 1824;

Displayed in mount to show page 9 - a woman reclining against a tree in the foreground, with a bible beneath her left hand, looking out across a hilly landscape. The scene features: a woman carrying two pails on a yoke; two men with scythes; a church spire; woodland; birds in flight; with fields beyond, rays emanating from over the horizon.

On the verso (page 10) are a number of sketches, including a man reclining in a garden with large trees and flowers, surrounded by smaller drawings of landscapes with a variety of trees and gardens, complete with annotation.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (probably, drawn)


ca.1824 (drawn)


Samuel Palmer, born 1805 - died 1881 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Ink drawing on paper


Height: 4.625 in, Width: 7.5 in

Descriptive line

Leaf 5 (pages 9 and 10) from a sketchbook, featuring a woman reclining against a tree in the foreground, looking out across a hilly landscape and harvest scene. Ink drawings by Samuel Palmer, England, the sketchbook started in 1824.

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

Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1928. London: HMSO, 1929
Michael Phillips, William Blake : apprentice & master Oxford : Ashmolean, 2014. 272 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm. ISBN: 9781854442888 / 1854442880

p. 228


Ink; Paper


Drawing (image-making)

Subjects depicted

Harvest; Woman; Spire; Scythes; Birds; Pails; Trees




Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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