Skip to main content

The Lonely Tower: P.61-2002

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). The plate is wiped cleaner than is the case in P.60-2002

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 252 mm
Sheet Height 254 mm Width 317 mm

Techniques used in production


References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.61-2002
Primary reference Number: 95957
Lister (Palmer): E12 VII
Alexander (Palmer): 12 III
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2022) "The Lonely Tower" Web page available at: Accessed: 2022-12-02 07:01:21

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url= |title=The Lonely Tower |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2022-12-02 07:01:21|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

Please enter your name as you would like to be addressed
Please enter your email address
The object accession number - this is prefilled
Please enter your query with as much detail as possible

More objects and works of art you might like

Smailholme tower

Accession Number: P.9974-R

A Tower by a Stream

Accession Number: P.913-R

On the Orwell from Martello Tower

Accession Number: P.943-R

Suggested products from Curating Cambridge

You might be interested in this...

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...