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Print - The Herdsman's Cottage
  • The Herdsman's Cottage
    Samuel Palmer, born 1805 - died 1881
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The Herdsman's Cottage

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    England (probably, etched)
    England (published)

  • Date:

    1850 (etched)
    1872 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching print on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs J. Merrick Head

  • Museum number:

    E.1886-1919

  • Gallery location:

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

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.

Place of Origin

England (probably, etched)
England (published)

Date

1850 (etched)
1872 (published)

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

'S. P.'
Signed.

Dimensions

Height: 12.4 cm, Width: 10.2 cm

Object history note

Published state.
Published in 'The Portfolio', 1872, with the mistaken title 'Sunrise'.

Descriptive line

'The Herdsman's Cottage'. Etching print (published 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 & Department of Paintings, Accessions 1919, London: Printed Under the Authority of His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1921

Production Note

Attribution note: Published State

Materials

Printing ink; Paper

Techniques

Etching

Subjects depicted

Pastoral; Cottages; Cattle; Herdsmen; Woodland

Categories

Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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