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Watercolour - A Farmyard near Princes Risborough, Bucks.
  • A Farmyard near Princes Risborough, Bucks.
    Samuel Palmer, born 1805 - died 1881
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A Farmyard near Princes Risborough, Bucks.

  • Object:

    Watercolour

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1846 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Samuel Palmer, born 1805 - died 1881 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Water-colour with pencil

  • Credit Line:

    Presented by Mrs J. Merrick Head.

  • Museum number:

    P.23-1919

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case WD, shelf 175

Physical description

'A Farmyard near Princes Risborough, Bucks'. Two young girls herding a flock of sheep down a sloping path towards a yard of wooden farm buildings, the nearest of which features both thatched and tiled roofing.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1846 (made)

Artist/maker

Samuel Palmer, born 1805 - died 1881 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Water-colour with pencil

Marks and inscriptions

'Samuel PALMER'
Signed at lower left.

'SP'
Monogram at lower right.

'A Farmyard near Prince's Risborough, Bucks. / N.B. No picture either in oil or water colours should be so hung as to receive direct sunlight during any part of the day. S.P.'
Inscribed by the Artist on a label on the backboard.

'Entering the Farm Yard. Samuel Palmer'
Written on the back of a card behind the drawing.

'Size of mount board to be ordered 27 ¾ x 21 ½.'
Written on the back of a card behind the drawing, in the artist's hand.

Dimensions

Height: 39.2 cm, Width: 54 cm

Object history note

This water-colour was exhibited at the Fine Art Society in 1881, and almost certainly at the Old Water Colour Society in 1846.

A. H. Palmer has noted that this water-colour was bought by Mr. Head direct from Samuel Palmer. He describes it as one of the very best examples of Palmer’s “transition” style and that it used to hang on the wall, Furze Hill House. – See Palmer, A. H. Life of Samuel Palmer, page 80.

Descriptive line

'Entering the Farmyard : A Farmyard near Princes Risborough, Bucks'. Two young girls herding sheep towards a yard of wooden farm building. Water-colour by Samuel Palmer, England, ca.1846.

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

no. 115
Vaughan, William, Barker, Elizabeth E., Harrison, Colin, et al. Samuel Palmer 1805- 1881 : Vision and Landscape. London : British Museum Press 2005
no.121
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, 1926
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

Rural; Agriculture; Farmyards; Sheep; Girls

Categories

Paintings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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