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Papigno on the River Nar, Umbria.

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    1839 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Samuel Palmer, born 1805 - died 1881 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Brown ink, watercolour, gouache and black chalk on grey-brown wove paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case WD, shelf 84

Physical description

Watercolour drawing

Place of Origin

Italy (made)


1839 (made)


Samuel Palmer, born 1805 - died 1881 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Brown ink, watercolour, gouache and black chalk on grey-brown wove paper


Height: 31.8 cm, Width: 42.2 cm

Object history note

This watercolour was previously in the collection of Sir Frank Short, R.A., P.R.E., R.I.,by whom it was lent to the Samuel Palmer exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum, 1926 (no.89).

Descriptive line

'Papigno on the Nar, Umbria'. Water-colour by Samuel Palmer, Italy, 1839.

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. 113, p. 191, 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.
Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1953 London: HMSO, 1963


Brown ink; Water-colour; Chalk; Wove paper; Watercolour


Drawing; Painting; Watercolour drawing

Subjects depicted

Valleys (landforms); Cities




Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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