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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
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Etching print on paper
Brief Description
'The Herdsman's Cottage'. Etching print (published state) 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.
Dimensions
  • Height: 12.4cm
  • Width: 10.2cm
Taken from the dimensions given in the Victoria and Albert Museum Catalogue of the Prints, Drawings, Paintings & Photographs Collections and converted from inches to centimetres.
Marks and Inscriptions
'S. P.' (Signed.)
Credit line
Given by Mrs J. Merrick Head
Object history
Published state.

Published in 'The Portfolio', 1872, with the mistaken title 'Sunrise'.
Production
Attribution note: Published State
Subjects depicted
Associated Object
E.639-1911 (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.
  • 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
Collection
Accession Number
E.1886-1919

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