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Samuel Palmer. 1805-1881.

The Herdsman's Cottage, or, Sunset. 1888. Etching. Lister 3.ii. Image 3 7/8 x 3; plate 4 7/8 x 4; sheet 16 7/8 x 11 1/8). As published in, The Portfolio, 1872. Illustrated: Print Collector's Quarterly 3 (1913): 213. Printed on the full sheet of cream laid paper, with deckle edges on three sides. With the etched initials in the lower margin, as published. $1,750.

The plate was not published until 1872, when Philip Gilbert Hamerton included it in The Portfolio. In 1875,Hamerton published it in his book, Examples of Modern Etching. In 1880, he published it for a third time in his seminal book, Etching and Etchers. The later impressions cannot be compared to the quality of this first published issue.

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