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Title

An English Version of the Eclogues of Virgil by Samuel Palmer, with Illustrations by the Author

1883


Artist

Samuel Palmer

England

27 Jan 1805 - 24 May 1881


About

Palmer spent many years preparing an English translation of the ‘Eclogues of Virgil’ along with ten original etchings to illustrate the book, but he died before the project was completed.

The volume was finished by the artist’s son and published in 1883. It contains only one etching completed by Palmer 'Opening the fold'. Four others were begun by Palmer but finished by his son. The nine remaining illustrations are facsimiles of Palmer’s drawings.


Details


Date

1883


Media categories

Print , Book


Materials used

Book with etchings and reproductions of drawings, bound in green cloth with gold lettering


Dimensions

33.0 x 22.5 cm


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Barry Willoughby 2014


Location

Not on display


Accession number

90.2014


Artist information

Samuel Palmer

Works in the collection

7


Provenance


Barry Willoughby, Sydney/New South Wales/Australia, Gift of Barry Willoughby 2014

Adelaide Vieser, Given to Willoughby 1990


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


William Vaughan, Unknown and Unknown, Samuel Palmer 1805-1881. Vision and Landscape, London, 2005, 243-44. cat.163