Samuel Palmer

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  • Palmer began his career as an artist at an early age. He first exhibited at the Royal Academy at the age of fourteen (one of his sketchbooks from this time is in the British Museum's collection). In 1824, he met William Blake whose influence helped confirm his visionary approach to art. Palmer retreated into rural isolation in the village of Shoreham, Kent, his own 'Valley of Vision'. Here he produced his most distinctive work, and gathered around him a group of artists (including Edward Calvert and George Richmond) known as 'the Ancients'. He married in 1837, and on his two-year honeymoon in Italy, his style turned to intensely coloured watercolours, with an obvious spiritual connection to his subjects. The striking watercolour 'A Cornfield by Moonlight with the Evening Star' is one of his finest works from the Shoreham period and was acquired by the British Museum in 1985 after a public appeal. Samuel Palmer was active during the great flowering of British landscape painting in the f

  • Product code: cmc26418
    Price category: 25 to 50
    World culture: The modern era
    Title: Samuel Palmer
    Subtitle: Vision and landscape
    ISBN: 9780714126418
    Number of pages: 256
    Size: 276x219mm
    llustrations: 230 colour
    Weight: 1.075kg
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