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The Lonely Tower: P.60-2002

Object information

Current Location: In storage


The Lonely Tower


Printmaker: Palmer, Samuel
Printer: Bain, Iain
Printmaker: Macbeth-Raeburn, Henry



Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2002) by Iain Bain and Robert Jones


Production date: AD 1879 : Date of plate


Seventh state, one of two trial proofs printed by Iain Bain in 1972 from Palmer's plate (owned by David Gould), which had been restored from its cancelled state by Macbeth Raeburn in the 1920s (an edition of c.30 was finally issued c.1990). More ink is left on the plate than is the case in P.61-2002

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of wove paper
Plate Height 189 mm Width 254 mm
Sheet Height 228 mm Width 325 mm

Techniques used in production


References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.60-2002
Primary reference Number: 95956
Lister (Palmer): E12 VII
Alexander (Palmer): 12 III
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 2 March 2023 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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