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The Herdsman's Cottage

Print
1850 (etched), 1872 (published)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

A herdsman and a dog drive cattle along a woodland path by a stream. The low, shining sun illuminates the edge of a cottage, the trunk of a tree in the foreground and the slope of the bank.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Etching print on paper
Brief Description
'The Herdsman's Cottage'. Etching print (proof) by Samuel Palmer, England, 1850.
Physical Description
A herdsman and a dog drive cattle along a woodland path by a stream. The low, shining sun illuminates the edge of a cottage, the trunk of a tree in the foreground and the slope of the bank.
Production typeProof
Marks and Inscriptions
'Early proof before plate was published' (Written in pencil by Mr A. H. Palmer.)
Object history
The final design was published in 'The Portfolio', 1872, with the mistaken title 'Sunrise'.
Subjects depicted
Associated Object
E.1886-1919 (Version)
Bibliographic References
  • 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
Collection
Accession Number
E.639-1911

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record createdJune 30, 2009
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