(V&A catalogue of an exhibition of Drawings, Etchings & Woodcuts by Samuel Palmer and other Disciples of William Blake, 1926)
Scarce with her rosy fingers had the dawn
From glimmering heaven the vale of night withdrawn,
Or folded flocks were loose to browse anew,
O’er mountain thyme of trefoil wet with dew,
When leaning sad on olive stem beside,
These, his last numbers, hapless Damon plied.
Virgil’s Eclogue viii
Published in a later state, in 'An English Version of the Eclogues of Virgil', in 1883.
|Images Size||11.9 x 17.3 cm&|
|Plate Size||16.3 x 23.1 cm&|
|Paper Size||26.9 x 34 cm|
|Reference||Alexander 13 iii/viii. Trial proof.|