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The Skylark

Print
1850 (made)
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
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Etching print on 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 (first 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
  • Image height: 9.5cm
  • Image width: 7.6cm
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
'Samuel Palmer' (Signed in pencil.)
Object history
1st state.
Production
Attribution note: First State
Subjects depicted
Associated Objects
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, Accessions 1911, London, Printed for His Majesty’s Stationery Office 1912
Collection
Accession Number
E.640-1911

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