Samuel Palmer

(England 27 Jan 1805 – 24 May 1881)

An English Version of the Eclogues of Virgil by Samuel Palmer, with Illustrations by the Author

Location
Not on display
Further information

Palmer spent many years preparing an English translation of the ‘Eclogues of Virgil’ along with ten original etchings to illustrate the book, but he died before the project was completed.

The volume was finished by the artist’s son and published in 1883. It contains only one etching completed by Palmer 'Opening the fold'. Four others were begun by Palmer but finished by his son. The nine remaining illustrations are facsimiles of Palmer’s drawings.

Year
1883
Media
Print, Book
Medium
Book with etchings and reproductions of drawings, bound in green cloth with gold lettering
Dimensions
33.0 x 22.5 cm
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
Gift of Barry Willoughby 2014
Accession number
90.2014
Provenance
Barry Willoughby, Sydney/New South Wales/Australia, Gift of Barry Willoughby 2014
Adelaide Vieser, Given to Willoughby 1990