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A Woodland Study

A work made of brush and black and brown washes, with white gouache and scraping, ruled in graphite, on ivory paperboard.
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  • A work made of brush and black and brown washes, with white gouache and scraping, ruled in graphite, on ivory paperboard.

Date:

c. 1856

Artist:

Samuel Palmer
English, 1805-1881

About this artwork

An English Romantic painter who was best known for his visionary landscapes, Palmer may have created this monochromatic watercolor as a preparatory study for a print. It can be related to 13 delicate etchings made by the artist in the early 1850s. The watercolor was created with graphite underdrawing, over which several brown and black washes were laid down and then heightened by opaque white paint. To emphasize the contrast between light and dark, Palmer scraped pigment off the drawing as the final phase in this considered and complex artistic process.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Samuel Palmer

Title

A Woodland Study

Place

England (Artist's nationality)

Date

1851–1861

Medium

Brush and black and brown washes, with white gouache and scraping, ruled in graphite, on ivory paperboard

Dimensions

22.5 × 17.2 cm (8 7/8 × 6 13/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection

Reference Number

2013.996

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