Palmer, Samuel (1805-1881), 'The Sepulchre', Etching, 1884.

'The Sepulchre', Etching, 1884.


As published in the small paper edition of the Eclogues of Virgil in 1884. The plate was commenced by Samuel Palmer and finished after his death by his son, A.H. Palmer.

The Sepulchre illustrates the Eighth Eclogue and Palmer's text reads:

"while the troubled moon shrunk in and set, Th'earth trembled, and the starless heav'n was jet"

References: Alexander 16 ii/iv; Lister 16 ii/iv.

Plate Size: 13 x 18.8 cm
Image Size: 10 x 15.1 cm
Paper Size: 21.3 x 31.8 cm


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