Back to Recent sales Previous/next picture

Samuel Palmer
1805–1881

An Illustration to Milton’s ‘Lycidas’

Full screen

Medium
Watercolour over pencil, heightened with scratching out and gouache
Size
4 ⅛ × 6 inches · 104 × 151 mm
Notes
Signed ‘S Palmer’ (lower left)
Painted circa 1864–1870
Collections
  • Alexander Campbell Blair, Conway, (d.1935);
  • Thomas George McGill Duncan, M.C.;
  • Niall McGill Duncan, to 1976;
  • Robert Tear, 2011;
  • And by descent, 2014. 
Exhibitions
  • London, Victoria & Albert Museum, A Vision Recaptured, 1978, no. XVI (b).
Literature
  • Raymond Lister (ed.), The Letters of Samuel Palmer, vol. II, Oxford, 1974, p. 691;
  • Arnold Fawcus et al., Samuel Palmer: A Vision Recaptured: The Complete Etchings and the Paintings for Milton and for Virgil, London, 1978, p. 35;
  • Raymond Lister, Catalogue raisonné of the Works of Samuel Palmer, Cambridge, 1988, p. 218, M7.

Private Collection, USA