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Landscape with watermill

circa 1855


Samuel Palmer


27 Jan 1805 - 24 May 1881


Other Title

Landscape with mill


circa 1855

Media category


Materials used

watercolour and bodycolour with scraping out over black chalk underdrawing


37.3 x 51.8 cm image/sheet; 57.5 x 72.0 x 4.5 cm frame

Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Purchased 1953


Not on display

Accession number


Artist information

Samuel Palmer

Works in the collection


Shown in 8 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Private Collection, 1952, United Kingdom, sold Sotheby's London, 26 November 1952, lot 58

Leger Galleries, 26 Nov 1952-1953, London/England, Purchased by the AGNSW from Leger Galleries 1953. Purchased by Leger Galleries from Sotheby's London, 26 November 1952

Referenced in 10 publications


Christopher Allen, The Australian weekend review, 'Real-world views', 22 Jul 2017-23 Jul 2017, pp 10–11, col illus p 11.

Christine Dixon, Turner to Monet: the triumph of landscape painting, Canberra, 2008, p 112, no 33, col illus p 113.

Renée Free and Rose Peel, Dreams and realities: Victorian works on paper, Sydney, 1993, p 10.

Renée Free, Forest and field: from Claude to the Barbizon School, Sydney, 1995, p 7.

Leger Galleries, Samuel Palmer an exhibition of Palmer's works with a Leger provenance to celebrate a century of art dealing, London, 1992, np, no 20, col illus. Not exhibited.

Leger Galleries, Early English watercolours, London, 1953, no 27. As 'Landscape with mill'.

Raymond Lister, Catalogue raisonné of the works of Samuel Palmer, 1988, p 177, no 528, illus p 177.

Peter Raissis, Victorian watercolours from the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2017, pp 152–53, col illus pp 150–51 (detail), 153.

Peter Raissis, Victorian watercolours: selections from the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2000, p 11, no 27.

Trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales: Minutes 30.1.1953-27.8.1954, Sydney, 1953-1954, pp 3929 (24 July 1943), 3942 (28 Aug 1953).