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The early ploughman, or, The morning spread upon the mountains

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1872,0511.978

  • Title (object)

    • The early ploughman, or, The morning spread upon the mountains
  • Description

    Ploughman drives his team of four oxen towards the fields as the sun rises. 1858/60 Etching, touched proof

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1858-1860
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 175 millimetres (platemark)
    • Width: 252 millimetres
    • Height: 131 millimetres (image)
    • Width: 199 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Annotated by the artist in graphite 'The early ploughman. Saml Palmer'
  • Curator's comments

    An intermediary state.

  • Bibliography

    • Lister 1988 E.9.V bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British XIXc Mounted Roy)

  • Exhibition history

    1991 Feb-Apr, Bath, Holburne Museum, Samuel Palmer
    1991 May-Jun, Gwent, Newport Mus & AG, Samuel Palmer
    1991 Oct-Nov, Inverness Mus & AG, Samuel Palmer
    1992 Jan-Mar, Newcastle, Hatton Gallery, Samuel Palmer

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1872

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1872,0511.978

Ploughman drives his team of four oxen towards the fields as the sun rises.  1858/60 Etching, touched proof

Recto

Ploughman drives his team of four oxen towards the fields as the sun rises. 1858/60 Etching, touched proof

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