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May 19, 2017 12:00 PMCalender

Samuel Palmer (British, 1805-1881) The Early Ploughman

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Auction: American & European Works of Art - 3010BLocation: BostonDate / Time: May 19, 2017 12:00PM


Samuel Palmer (British, 1805-1881)

The Early Ploughman, alternatively titled The Morning Spread Upon the Mountains, 1861, probably the eighth or ninth state of nine (Lister, E9). Unsigned. Etching on laid paper with partial watermark, plate size 6 7/8 x 9 7/8 in. (17.4 x 25.0 cm),framed.
Condition: Deckled edges to two sides, foxing and staining to margins and verso, loss to corner of margin u.l., pencil annotations to lower edge and verso, glued to backing mat at two spots along upper edge (verso).

Provenance: The estate of Stanley A. Leavy, Massachusetts.
Property from the Estate of Stanley A. Leavy
Estimate $300-500

Image size is 5 3/16 x 7 3/4 in. and the sheet measures 7 1/16 x 10 1/2 in. with deckled right and lower edges.

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Samuel Palmer, Stanley A. Leavy