The Bellman

The Bellman

1879

Samuel Palmer

(British, 1805-1881)

Etching

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis B. Williams, presented in honor of Henry Sayles Francis, Curator of Prints 1966.198

Catalogue raisonné: Lister 11

State: II, VII/VII

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In a highly personal style, Palmer combined minute study of natural details with Gothic features from early Northern art and figure types borrowed from William Blake (also in this gallery). His moonlit landscapes of Kent appear as a fruitful, mysterious paradise, populated by a race of rustic heroes, personifications of pastoral contentment.

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