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Print - Christmas

Christmas

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (probably, etched)

  • Date:

    1850 (etched)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Samuel Palmer, born 1805 - died 1881 (etcher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching print on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs J. Merrick Mead

  • Museum number:

    E.1887-1919

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB2F, shelf SH118, box EE11 A

Physical description

'Christmas'. A small farmstead with a thatched roof, in the foreground a figure pens up a small herd of sheep and a child plays with a dog. Another child stands in the open doorway of the building, behind them can be seen a figure setting the table for a meal.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (probably, etched)

Date

1850 (etched)

Artist/maker

Samuel Palmer, born 1805 - died 1881 (etcher)

Materials and Techniques

Etching print on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'S Palmer'
Signed

Dimensions

Height: 12.4 cm plate impression, Width: 10.2 cm plate impression

Object history note

The first published edition was issued in 'Samuel Palmer, A Memoir' by A.H. Palmer in 1882, in which the plate carried the engraved title 'Christmas' and the words 'from Bampfylde’s Sonnet'.

Descriptive line

Etching. Samuel Palmer. Christmas (also known as Folding the Last Sheep), 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. pp.75-76.
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 & Department of Paintings, Accessions 1919, London: Printed Under the Authority of His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1921

Production Note

See the plate that this impression was taken from, E.1459-1926.

Attribution note: Second State

Materials

Paper; Printing ink

Techniques

Etching

Subjects depicted

Agriculture; Shepherd; Sheep; House; Farm; Eating; Children; Trees

Categories

Prints; Printmaking techniques

Production Type

Proof

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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