Monday, 17 October 2016

Samuel Palmer - part 3

1830 Samuel Palmer by George Richmond
pen and brown ink on paper 18.1 x 11.4 cm
Yale Centre for British Ar, New Haven, CT
Samuel Palmer (1805 – 1881) English painter and etcher of visionary landscapes who was a disciple of William Blake.

This is part 3 of a 5 - part series on the works of Samuel Palmer. For full biographical notes see part 1, and for earlier works, see parts 1 and 2 also.



1838-39 View of Tivoli
transparent and opaque watercolour with fabricated black chalk and graphite on paper, mounted on cardboard 32.7 x 41.6 cm Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA

1838c Florence
watercolour 44.4 x 60.4 cm
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1839 Florence
watercolour over pencil heightened with bodycolour 42 x 61 cm

1839c The Rising of the Skylark
oil on panel 30.8 x 24.5 cm
National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, UK

1840c Underriver Hills, near Sevenoaks, Kent,
from the Grounds of J. Herries, Esq. *
watercolour 59.7 x 43.8 cm
Yale Centre for British Art, New Haven, CT


*John Charles Herries (b. 1778) was a high-ranking politician in the British government. He died intestate at his home "St. Julians" now a private members club (I have been a member!) near Sevenoaks in 1855.


1843 View from Rook's Hill, Kent
graphite, watercolour with gouache and pen and brown ink
on paper 41.3 x 52.4 cm
Yale Centre for British Art, New Haven, CT

1844 Guildford
watercolour and gouache and scraping out with some varnish over graphite on paper 27 x 18.7 cm
Yale Centre for British Art, New Haven, CT

1845 Evening in Italy - the Deserted Villa
watercolour, with traces of shell gold, over graphite on paper 19 x 41.2 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1846 Crossing the Ford
watercolour
Bucks County Museum, Aylesbury, UK

1846 Pictures From Italy by Charles Dickens
illustrated by Samuel Palmer

1846c A Farmyard near Princes Risborough, Bucks
watercolour 39.2 x 54 cm
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1847 Crossing the Bridge
transparent and opaque watercolour over graphite on paper 40.6 x 51.1 cm
The Morgan Library and Museum, New York City

1848 Carting the Wheat
watercolour with traces of pencil, gum arabic and touches of gouache 31 x 54 cm
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

1848 Christian Descending into the Valley of Humiliation
watercolour and gouache on paper 51.9 x 71.4 cm
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, UK

1848-49c View of Clovelly, Devon
watercolour, gouache, black chalk and graphite 27 x 38 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

1848c Box Hill, Surrey
oil on paper 24 x 40.1 cm

1848c Kensington Gardens
watercolour over graphite on  paper 37.1 x 25.7 cm
Yale Centre for British Art, New Haven, CT

1849 Sir Guyon with the Palmer Attending, Tempted by Phaedria to Land upon the Enchanted Islands
watercolour and bodycolour, with some gum arabic, over black chalk underdrawing 53.7 x 75.1 cm
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

1849c The North Devon Coast
watercolour over pencil, heightened with bodycolour and black chalk
18.7 x 26.9 cm

1850 Christmas, or Folding the Last Sheep
etching 9.8 x 8.1 cm

1850 The Herdsman's Cottage
etching on laid paper 9.7 x 7.7 cm (image)
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

1850 The Skylark
etching on chine collé: seventh or eighth state of eight 9.9 x 7.4 cm (image)

1850 The Willow
etching 12 x 8.2 cm (plate)
© Victoria and Albart Museum, London

1850c Sunset
etching on paper 9.7 x 7.7 cm (image)
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1851c Harvesting
watercolour and gouache over graphite with scratching-out and touches of gum arabic on paperboard 37.8 x 51.5 cm
 National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

1851c Summer Storm near Pulborough, Sussex
watercolour on paper 72 x 51.5 cm
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

1851c Wilmot's Hill, Kent
watercolour and gouache over black chalk on paper 37.5 x 27.3 cm
Yale Centre for British Art, New Haven, CT

1853c The Rustic Dinner
watercolour 75.5 x 53.3 cm
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

1854 Old Cedar Tree in Botanic Garden, Chelsea
black chalk and graphite on paper 59.7 x 43.8 cm
Yale Centre for British Art, New Haven, CT

1854-57c The Sleeping Shepherd: Early Morning
etching 9.5 x 7.8 cm (image)

1854-57c The Sleeping Shepherd: Early Morning
etching, hand-coloured with watercolour and opaque white with gold highlights 9.5 x 7.8 cm (plate)

1855-57 The Rising Moon
etching on chine collé 14.6 x 22.1 cm (plate)

1856c A Woodland Study
brush and black and brown washes, with white gouache and scraping, ruled in graphite, on ivory paperboard 22.5 x 17.2 cm
 Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1857 Pele Point, Land's End
pencil on paper 38 x 28 cm
The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC

1857 The Rising Moon, or An English Pastoral
etching

1858 Going to Dea
watercolour 35.4 x 58.8 cm
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1858 The Weary Ploughman, or The Herdsman, or Tardus Bubulcus
etching 13.3 x 20 cm

1860-61 (begun) The Morning of Life
etching 13.6 x 20.6 cm (image)

1861 Noon; Resting Time
watercolour, heightened with gouache and gum arabic, over graphite 20.2 x 43.2 cm
Private Collection

1861 Tintern Abbey at Sunset
watercolour, gouache and varnish over graphite with scratching on heavy card 70.5 x 33.3 cm
Yale Centre for British Art, New Haven, CT

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