Samuel Palmer

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Samuel Palmer
1805-1881
Villa d'Este at Tivoli from the Cypress Avenue
Black chalk and watercolor on blue-gray paper.
18 x 12 9/16 inches (457 x 319 mm)
Purchased as the gift of the Fellows.
1962.18

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Inscribed in pencil at lower left, "Villa d'Este Tivoli - drawn on the spot"; at left margin, "Terminations of the clusters in / shadow were soft and fluffy like / these"; inscribed on verso of lining apparently in Palmer's hand, "Liesseux [six], Normandy - Old Town from Paris to Honfleur".

Provenance: 
Mrs. Caroline Scott and Mrs. Dovell; sale, London, Sotheby's, 18 December 1963, lot 170; P. & D. Colnaghi and Co., London.
Bibliography: 

Pierpont Morgan Library. Review of Acquisitions, 1949-1968. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1969, p. 158.
Adams, Frederick B., Jr., comp. Thirteenth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1963 & 1964. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1964, p. 111.

Associated names: 

Scott, Caroline, Mrs., former owner.
Dovell, Mrs., former owner.

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