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Watercolour - Street of the Tombs, Pompeii
  • Street of the Tombs, Pompeii
    Samuel Palmer, born 1805 - died 1881
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Street of the Tombs, Pompeii

  • Object:

    Watercolour

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (painted)

  • Date:

    1837 (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.28-1919

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case WD, shelf 70, box B

Physical description

'Street of the Tombs, Pompeii', showing the ruins of Pompeii with Vesuvius and a deep blue lake in the background. In the foreground is a path with a cattle drover on a donkey and another man, droving long horned cattle through the ruins.

Place of Origin

Italy (painted)

Date

1837 (painted)

Artist/maker

Samuel Palmer, born 1805 - died 1881 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Water-colour

Marks and inscriptions

'MAMIAE PUBLICAE : V.VS BLICAE [?]'
Inscribed in brown ink on the exedra.

Dimensions

Height: 30.2 cm, Width: 42.2 cm

Descriptive line

'Street of the Tombs, Pompeii', showing the ruins of Pompeii with Vesuvius and a deep blue lake in the background. Water-colour by Samuel Palmer, 1837.

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. 106, p. 184, illus.
Vikutoria & Arub?to Bijutsukan-z? : eikoku romanshugi kaigaten = The Romantic tradition in British painting, 1800-1950 : masterpieces from the Victoria and Albert Museum / selected by Mark Evans [Japan : Brain Trust], 2002. 185 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 30 cm.
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 Charles Dickens: An exhibition to celebrate the centenary of his death London: HMSO, 1970. P.44. Catalogue of the exhibition held at the Victoria and Albert Museum, June-September 1970.

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

Lake; Cattle; Tombs; Men; Donkey

Categories

Paintings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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