Samuel Palmer

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Samuel Palmer
1805-1881
View in the Campagna
Graphite pencil on wove paper.
3 1/16 x 4 5/8 inches (78 x 117 mm), right edge irregular
Purchased on the Acquisitions Fund.
1971.14
Inscription: 

Inscribed below by the artist, "with respect to their darkness & gradation / the tender clouds have exactly the appearance desired. / This drawing differs from the block in / several of its details: but is lent for reference / as giving the general gradations of depth from / foreground to distance & sky. It is requested that great care / be taken of it & that it be returned with the proof."

Provenance: 
A. H. Palmer; Count Alain de Suzannet, Lausanne; sale, London, Sotheby's, 22 November 1871, no. 189.
Bibliography: 

Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Sixteenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1969-1971. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1973, p. 118-119.
Catalogue of an Exhibition of Drawings, Etchings & Woodcuts by Samuel Palmer and Other Disciples of William Blake, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1926, no. 98.

Notes: 

Preparatory drawing for the first edition of Charles Dickens' "Pictures from Italy", London, 1846, which was evidently engraved on wood, but did not appear in the book.

Associated names: 

Palmer, A. H., former owner.
Suzannet, Alain de, Count, former owner.
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Pictures from Italy.

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