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On display at V&A South Kensington
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The Bellman

Etching
1879 (etched)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Etching of a night scene showing a bellringer walking through a quiet village as the moon rises. Moonlight outlines the roofs of the houses and the horns of cattle lying in the lee of the hedge.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Etching print
Brief Description
'The Bellman', a night scene showing a bell-ringer walking through a village as the moon rises. Etching by Samuel Palmer, England, 1879.
Physical Description
Etching of a night scene showing a bellringer walking through a quiet village as the moon rises. Moonlight outlines the roofs of the houses and the horns of cattle lying in the lee of the hedge.
Dimensions
  • Plate impression (approx) height: 19cm
  • Plate impression (approx) width: 25cm
Production typeProof
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.
Production
Attribution note: Trial Proof
Subjects 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 October 20 - December 31, 1926. London : Published under the authority of the Board of Education, 1926. Publication No. 178 E.I.D.
  • 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
CIRC.87-1962

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