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Etching - The Vine

The Vine

  • Object:

    Etching

  • Place of origin:

    England (probably, etched)

  • Date:

    ca. 1843 (etched)
    1843-1853 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Samuel Palmer, born 1805 - died 1881 (etcher)
    The Etching Club (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Paper, etching

  • Museum number:

    E.1015-1912

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case CIRC, shelf BOX, box 177

Physical description

Etching on paper

Place of Origin

England (probably, etched)

Date

ca. 1843 (etched)
1843-1853 (published)

Artist/maker

Samuel Palmer, born 1805 - died 1881 (etcher)
The Etching Club (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Paper, etching

Marks and inscriptions

'COME, THOU MONARCH OF THE VINE, /
PLUMP BACCHUS, WITH PINK EYNE: /
IN THY VATS OUR CARES BE DROWN'D; /
WITH THY GRAPES OUR HAIRS BE CROWN'D; /
CUP US, TILL THE WORLD GO ROUND; /
CUP US, TILL THE WORLD GO ROUND!'
Lettered centre of sheet between the two illustrations.

Dimensions

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Object history note

The lyrics printed are from the song in Shakespeare's 'Antony and Cleopatra' Act II, Scene 7.

Plate destroyed.

Descriptive line

'The Vine' (also known as 'Plumpy Bacchus'), two illustrations on one sheet, accompanying lyrics from Shakespeare's 'Antony and Cleopatra'. Etchings by Samuel Palmer, ca.1843. Trial proof for the 1843 edition of 'Songs and Ballads of Shakespeare Illustrated by the Etching Club'.

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

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 Engraving, Illustration and Design, Accessions 1912, London, Printed for His Majesty’s Stationery Office 1913

Production Note

Trial proof for the 1843 edition of 'Songs and Ballads of Shakespeare Illustrated by the Etching Club'.

Materials

Paper; Printing ink

Techniques

Etching

Subjects depicted

Cartouche; Forest; Grapes; Cherubs

Categories

Prints; Illustration; Shakespeare

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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