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The Early Ploughman

  • Object:

    Printing Plate

  • Place of origin:

    England (probably, etched)

  • Date:

    ca.1861 - 1867 (etched)
    ca.1926 (cancelled)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Samuel Palmer, born 1805 - died 1881 (etcher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching printing plate

  • Credit Line:

    Presented by A. H. Palmer, Esq.

  • Museum number:

    E.1462-1926

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case EDUC, shelf 9, box H

Physical description

Cancelled etched copper printing plate, with a vertical line engraved through the centre of the design.
Rural scene showing a ploughman driving a pair of oxen, with plough, towards the left of the image. Birds are taking flight above a bridge to the left of the scene and a figure holding a pot on their head is standing by a line of trees to the right.

Place of Origin

England (probably, etched)

Date

ca.1861 - 1867 (etched)
ca.1926 (cancelled)

Artist/maker

Samuel Palmer, born 1805 - died 1881 (etcher)

Materials and Techniques

Etching printing plate

Dimensions

Height: 18 cm approx, Width: 25 cm approx, Depth: 1 mm plate thickness max

Descriptive line

Etched steel plate. Samuel Palmer. The Early Ploughman (also known as The Morning Spread upon the Mountains), ca. 1861-1867. Plate cancelled ca. 1926.

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.
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. pp.79-80.
Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1926, London: Board of Education, 1927.

Materials

Copper

Techniques

Etching (corroding)

Subjects depicted

Plough; Bridge; Birds; Rural scenes; Ploughing; Trees; Pot; Man; Agriculture; Oxen

Categories

Prints; Printmaking techniques

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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