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Watercolour - The Towered City
  • The Towered City
    Samuel Palmer, born 1805 - died 1881
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The Towered City

  • Object:

    Watercolour

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1868 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Samuel Palmer, born 1805 - died 1881 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Sepia wash with white body colour on card

  • Credit Line:

    Presented by A. H. Palmer, Esq.

  • Museum number:

    E.1318-1925

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case PD, shelf 200, box A

Physical description

View across a river, with an arched bridge, to a city featuring buildings with towers. There is a tree in the foreground to the left of the image and a crescent moon in the centre of the sky. With pencil studies and notes by the Artist on the scheme of light and shade.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1868 (made)

Artist/maker

Samuel Palmer, born 1805 - died 1881 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Sepia wash with white body colour on card

Marks and inscriptions

Pencil studies and notes by the Artist on the scheme of light and shade.

Dimensions

Height: 26 cm, Width: 42.3 cm

Object history note

Previously known as 'The Haunted Stream'(?).

Descriptive line

'The Towered City', View across a river, with an arched bridge, to a city featuring buildings with towers. Water-colour by Samuel Palmer, ca.1868.

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

Vaughan, William, Elizabeth E. Barker and Colin Harrison, eds. Samuel Palmer 1805-1881: Vision and Landscape. London: The British Museum Press, 2005. 256 p., ill. (chiefly col.). Catalogue of the exhibition held at the British Museum, 12 October 2005 – 22 January 2006. ISBN 0714126411. Cat. no. 149, p.230, illus.
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.

Materials

Sepia wash; Body colour; Card

Techniques

Painting

Subjects depicted

Bridge; Trees; Streams; Cities; Towers

Categories

Paintings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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