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The Rising Moon

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    England (published)

  • Date:

    1857 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Samuel Palmer, born 1805 - died 1881 (etcher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching print on paper

  • Museum number:

    E.3723-1902

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case 93, shelf B, box 91

Physical description

A rural night scene showing the moon rising behind a hill, its light illuminating a rural landscape of trees and cottages. In the foreground, a figure tends to a flock of sheep.

Place of Origin

England (published)

Date

1857 (published)

Artist/maker

Samuel Palmer, born 1805 - died 1881 (etcher)

Materials and Techniques

Etching print on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Samuel Palmer 10'
Lettered.

Dimensions

Height: 14.6 cm, Width: 22.2 cm

Object history note

Published as plate 10 of Etchings for the Art Union of London by the Etching Club, 1857.

Descriptive line

'The Rising Moon', a rural night scene with a figure tending a flock of sheep in the foreground. Etching print by Samuel Palmer. Published in 'Etchings for the Art Union of London by the Etching Club', England, 1857.

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.

Production Note

Published as plate 10 of Etchings for the Art Union of London by the Etching Club, 1857.

Materials

Printing ink; Paper

Techniques

Etching

Subjects depicted

Cottages; Trees; Moonlight; Rural scenes; Pastoral; Sheep; Moon; Shepherd; Village

Categories

Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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