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The Early Ploughman: P.1717-R

Object information

Current Location: In storage


The Early Ploughman
Morning Spread upon the Mountains


Printmaker: Palmer, Samuel




History note: Ex-collections F.L. Griggs and A.H. Palmer

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1916) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


19th Century
Production date: before AD 1861

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper
Plate Height 180 mm Width 252 mm
Sheet Height 335 mm Width 475 mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Samuel Palmer
  • Location: Plate lower right
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Finished State
  • Location: Plate lower left
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Edition
  • Text: A. H. P. Private Press
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Text: 2658
  • Location: Lower left corner
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Number

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.1717-R
Primary reference Number: 6409
Lister (Palmer): E9 VI/IX
Alexander (Palmer): 9 VI/VIII
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 2 March 2023 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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