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.
This etching was designed to accompany Samuel Palmer’s translation of the following passage from Virgil’s verse:
Then, to our goats at milking-time return
O’er breezy heather-bells and slopes of vine;
The cream-bowl set and in our cave recline,
(Its brows with poplar shaded, watch the West),
And timely, with the sun, together rest.
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