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Drawing - Evening


  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1821 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Samuel Palmer, born 1805 - died 1881 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and bistre drawing

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

A countryside landscape showing a track or road with a thatched house on a corner. Two men are sitting on a wall in conversation, a horse and cart stands by a copse of trees across the road from them. In the distance a village can be seen, with a church behind some trees, the sun setting beyond.

Place of Origin

England (made)


1821 (made)


Samuel Palmer, born 1805 - died 1881 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and bistre drawing

Marks and inscriptions

'S. Palmer'

'Samuel Palmer 1821'
Inscribed on verso.


Height: 19.2 cm, Width: 26.8 cm

Descriptive line

'Evening'. Pen and bistre drawing of a countryside landscape, showing a track with a thatched house on a corner. By Samuel Palmer, England, 1821.

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

no. 6
Vaughan, William, Barker, Elizabeth E., Harrison, Colin, et al. Samuel Palmer 1805- 1881 : Vision and Landscape. London : British Museum Press 2005
Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1926, London: Board of Education, 1927.


Pen; Bistre



Subjects depicted

House; Road; Cart; Men; Thatching; Church; Evening; Wall; Horse; Trees; Village




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