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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

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  • 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

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  • 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.

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

  • Provenance

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

    Adelaide Vieser, Given to Willoughby 1990

Other works by Samuel Palmer

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