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The Morning of Life: P.1721-R

Object information

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The Morning of Life


Printmaker: Palmer, Samuel




History note: Ex-collection F.L. Griggs

Acquisition and important dates

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


Circa 1860 - 1861


Second or third state

School or Style


Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper
Plate Height 181 mm Width 253 mm
Sheet Height 216 mm Width 301 mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: S. PALMER
  • Location: Image lower left
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Samuel Palmer
  • Location: Plate lower right
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: The Morning of Life
  • Location: Lower centre
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Title
  • Text: 3746
  • Location: Lower right
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Number
  • Text: sent Today [?] July 31 68 - 24
  • Location: Lower left
  • Method of creation: Graphite

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.1721-R
Primary reference Number: 6419
Lister (Palmer): E10 II or III
Alexander (Palmer): 10 II or III
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 11 August 2021 Last processed: Wednesday 11 August 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "The Morning of Life" Web page available at: Accessed: 2022-12-04 22:04:00

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