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Samuel Palmer. 1805-1881.

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The Herdsman's Cottage, or, Sunset. 1888. Etching. Lister 3.ii. Image 3 7/8 x 3; plate 4 7/8 x 4; sheet 6 x 4 7/8. 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. $1,250

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The Willow. 1850. Etching. Lister 1.ii/iv. 4 5/8 x 3 3/16. First published state, as issued by the artist's son, A. H. Palmer, in The Life and Letters of Samuel Palmer, Painter and Etcher. London: Seeley, 1892. First edition. Octavo, origal gilt-pictorial and lettered blue cloth. Frontispiece portrait, and 22 plates, including the original etching The Willow executed in 1850 for his admission to the Etching Club. This book served as the catalogue raisonné until Lister's catalogue. A scarce book complete with the etching. Light foxing on the etching, outside the image. $1,250.

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The Eclogues of Virgil. An English Version.

Samuel Palmer had planned a series of ten etched illustrations to accompany the publication of his translation of An English Version of the Eclogues of Virgil. By the time of his death in 1881, only one etching -- Opening the Fold -- had been completed. Palmer's projected series of etchings for Virgil's Eclogues was unfinished at his death. Only Opening the Fold was finished and independently published (by the Fine Art Society in 1880) before he died. Palmer had begun work on another four uniformly smaller plates. A H Palmer completed these, and with the addition of heliogravure facsimiles of some of the other preliminary drawings, had his fatherís illustrated translation published by Seeley & Company in 1883 and 1884. An unlettered folio edition was issued, preliminary to a lettered quarto version on laid paper, both in 1883. In 1884 Seeley published the standard lettered quarto edition printed on wove paper.

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The Homeward Star. 1883. Etching. Lister 14.ii/iv. Image 3 15/16 x 5 15/16; plate 5 1/4 x 7 3/8; sheet 8 x 12 1/4. As issued, with lettering, in the second (small paper) edition An English Version of the Eclogues of Virgil The plate was commenced by Samuel Palmer and finished after his death by his son, A.H. Palmer, and issued 1883. A rich, tonal impression printed on cream wove paper. Signed in the plate. $950.

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The Cypress Grove. 1883. Original etching by Samuel Palmer, completed by his son. Lister 15 ii/iv. Image 3 15/16 x 5 15/16; plate 5 3 16 x 7 3/8; sheet 8 x 12 1/4. As issued, with lettering, in the second (small paper) edition An English Version of the Eclogues of Virgil. The plate was commenced by Samuel Palmer and finished after his death by his son, A.H. Palmer, and issued 1883. A rich, tonal impression printed on cream wove paper. Signed in the plate. $500.

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The Sepulchre. 1883. Original etching by Samuel Palmer, completed by his son. Lister 16 ii/iv. Image 3 15/16 x 5 15/16; plate 5 3 16 x 7 3/8; sheet 8 x 12 1/4. As issued, with lettering, in the second (small paper) edition An English Version of the Eclogues of Virgil. The plate was commenced by Samuel Palmer and finished after his death by his son, A.H. Palmer, and issued 1883. A rich, tonal impression printed on cream wove paper. Signed in the plate. $500.

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Moeris and Galatea. 1883. Original etching by Samuel Palmer, completed by his son. Lister 17 ii/iii. Image 3 15/16 x 5 15/16; plate 5 3/16 x 7 3/8; sheet 8 x 12 1/4. As issued, with lettering, in the second (small paper) edition An English Version of the Eclogues of Virgil. The plate was commenced by Samuel Palmer and finished after his death by his son, A.H. Palmer, and issued 1883. A rich, tonal impression printed on cream wove paper. Signed in the plate. $650.

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Allinson Gallery Index.

British Fine Prints.

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