An English Version of the Eclogues of Virgil by Samuel Palmer, with Illustrations by the Author
27 Jan 1805 - 24 May 1881
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.
Book with etchings and reproductions of drawings, bound in green cloth with gold lettering
33.0 x 22.5 cm
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Gift of Barry Willoughby 2014
Not on display
Barry Willoughby, Sydney/New South Wales/Australia, Gift of Barry Willoughby 2014
Adelaide Vieser, Given to Willoughby 1990
Referenced in 1 publication
William Vaughan, Elizabeth E Barker and Colin Harrison, Samuel Palmer 1805-1881. Vision and Landscape, London, 2005, 243-44. cat.163