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Watercolour - Mountain Streams and an Ancient Fortress
  • Mountain Streams and an Ancient Fortress
    Samuel Palmer, born 1805 - died 1881
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Mountain Streams and an Ancient Fortress

  • Object:

    Watercolour

  • Place of origin:

    England (probably, painted)

  • Date:

    19th century (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Samuel Palmer, born 1805 - died 1881 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Water-colour

  • Credit Line:

    Presented by Mrs. J. Merrick Head

  • Museum number:

    P.33-1919

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Landscape with a mountain stream running through the centre, featuring two small waterfalls. In the distance, to the left of the image, a stone-built fortress can be seen.

Place of Origin

England (probably, painted)

Date

19th century (painted)

Artist/maker

Samuel Palmer, born 1805 - died 1881 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Water-colour

Marks and inscriptions

'No. 2 Mountain streams and an ancient fortress. Samuel Palmer Furze Hill House, Mead Vale, Red Hill, Surrey'
Written in the Artist's hand on a piece of paper pasted on the backboard.

'Exhibited in Gally of Old Watercol Society in the Spring of 1879'
Written in another hand (though possibly again by the Artist) on a piece of paper pasted on the backboard.

'S. Palmer'
Signed.

Dimensions

Height: 5.87 in, Width: 7.87 in

Descriptive line

'Mountain Streams and an Ancient Fortress'. Water-colour by Samuel Palmer, England, 19th century.

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

Materials

Water-colour

Techniques

Painting

Subjects depicted

Mountain; Waterfall; Stream; Trees; Fortress

Categories

Paintings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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