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Samuel Palmer original etching "The Sepulchre" Eclogue 8
Samuel Palmer "The Sepulchre" Eclogue 8 original etching


Item Code: 848

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 Sepulchre 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 E16. 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.