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The Skylark

Print
1850 (etched)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Etching print on India paper
Brief Description
'The Skylark'. A man and a dog stand at the edge of a cornfield, watching a skylark high up in the sky. Etching (second state) by Samuel Palmer, England, 1850.
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.
Dimensions
  • Height: 11.8cm
  • Width: 9.7cm
Measurements taken from: 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.
Marks and Inscriptions
  • 'Samuel Palmer. 17' (Lettered in margin.)
  • 'S. Palmer' (Signed.)
Object history
The final state was published in 'Etchings for the Art-Union of London by the Etching Club,' 1857, as plate 17.

Plate destroyed.
Production
Attribution note: Second State
Subjects depicted
Associated Objects
Bibliographic Reference
Catalogue of an exhibition of drawings, etchings & woodcuts by Samuel Palmer and other disciples of William Blake. London, Pub. under the authority of the Board of Education, 1926no. 165
Collection
Accession Number
E.3730-1902

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