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Samuel Palmer original etching "The Homeward Star" Eclogue 1
Samuel Palmer Homeward Star Eclogue original etching


Item Code: 9222

Medium: original etching. This impression on Alton Mill laid paper was printed in 1883 for "An English Version of the Eclogues of Virgil" and published in London by Seeley and Company. Samuel Palmer had planned a series of etchings to illustrate his translation of Virgil's Eclogues, but died in 1881 before finishing the project. The Homeward Star is one of four etchings left by the artist in an advanced state of completion, and the final details were finished by his son Alfred Herbert Palmer. Catalogue reference: Lister E14. Image size: 4 x 6 inches (100 x 152 mm). Plate size: 5 1/4 x 7 3/8 inches (133 x 189 mm). Sheet size: 8 1/4 x 12 5/8 inches (212 x 320 mm). Not signed.

Condition: there is age-toning near the edges of the sheet.