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Samuel Palmer original etching "The Cypress Grove" Eclogue 5
Samuel Palmer "The Cypress Grove" Eclogue 5 original etching


Item Code: 709

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 Cypress Grove 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 E15. 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 3/4 inches (212 x 323 mm). Signed in the plate (not by hand).

Condition: there are a few spots of foxing, plus age-toning near the edges of the sheet.