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Print - The Skylark

The Skylark

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    England (probably, etched)

  • Date:

    1850 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching print on paper

  • Museum number:

    E.640-1911

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case EE, shelf 11, box A

Physical description

A man and a dog stand at the edge of a cornfield, watching a skylark high up in the sky. Rays of light from the rising sun radiate from behind the distant hill, illuminating the scene.

Place of Origin

England (probably, etched)

Date

1850 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Etching print on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Samuel Palmer'
Signed in pencil.

Dimensions

Height: 9.5 cm Image, Width: 7.6 cm Image

Object history note

1st state.

Descriptive line

'The Skylark'. A man and a dog stand at the edge of a cornfield, watching a skylark high up in the sky. Etching (first state) by Samuel Palmer, England, 1850.

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.
Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design, Accessions 1911, London, Printed for His Majesty’s Stationery Office 1912

Production Note

Attribution note: First State

Materials

Printing ink; Paper

Techniques

Etching

Subjects depicted

Dog; Cornfields; Pastoral; Birds, skylark; Man

Categories

Prints; Illustration

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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