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The sleeping shepherd, morning: PD.34-1980

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The sleeping shepherd, morning


Draughtsman: Palmer, Samuel




History note: Sir Thomas Barlow, Bt., K.C.V.O., F.R.S., his sale, Sotheby's, 5 May 1943, lot 38; Agnew's, from whom bought by Miss Williamson

Measurements and weight

Height: 245 mm
Width: 178 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1980) by Williamson, E. M., Miss


Production date: circa AD 1857

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Materials used in production

Gum arabic

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour, bodycolour (?oil), gum arabic, point of the brush and ink over traces of graphite with highlights created by sparing and scratching out, on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: S. PALMER
  • Location: Lower left of centre
  • Method of creation: Point of the brush
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield / Date - Sept - Oct 1961 No. 84 / Exhibition of Works by Samuel Palmer / Title. Sleeping Shepherd - Morning / Artist. Samuel Palmer / Lent by - Miss E.M. Williamson
  • Location: Backboard
  • Method of creation: Label
  • Text: Miss E.M. Williamson / Trumpeters House / Old Palace Yard / Richmond / Surrey
  • Location: Backboard
  • Method of creation: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.34-1980
Primary reference Number: 3587
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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