A rare proof before the reduction of the plate. Printed on India paper, laid onto wove paper.
'The first of Palmer’s large etchings. It contains elements drawn from the Shoreham years and from his visits to Italy and Devon: the pastoral scene and the little village nestling in the valley recall Shoreham, the cypresses are reminiscent of those he drew at Villa d’Este and the distant hills resemble Devonshire.'
Reference: Lister 7, vi/ix.