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Samuel Palmer, R.W.S

A Shepherd leading his flock under the full moon

Estimate:

700,000 - 900,000 GBP

Property from the Collection of the late Cyril and Shirley Fry

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Samuel Palmer, R.W.S

Samuel Palmer, R.W.S

A Shepherd leading his flock under the full moon

A Shepherd leading his flock under the full moon

Estimate:

700,000 - 900,000 GBP

Lot sold:

1,588,000

GBP

Property from the Collection of the late Cyril and Shirley Fry

Samuel Palmer, R.W.S

Newington 1805 - 1881 Redhill

A Shepherd leading his flock under the full moon


Black watercolour over black chalk, heightened with scratching out, on card

148 by 178 mm

The following condition report was completed by Jane McAusland ACR FIIC, Conservator and Restorer of Art on Paper

 

Palmer has used a thin card with wove paper attached to the surface upon which to execute this small drawing. In my opinion, the artist has chosen this thin card as we see it today as the medium shows over the edge at the sides in places. Two very small artist pinholes are visible at the top corners. This card has now been laid down onto a piece of handmade paper in modern times. The black watercolour medium is in an excellent condition.

 

Note: This work was viewed outside studio conditions.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

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The artist (1805-1881),
by descent to his son, Alfred Herbert Palmer (1853-1932);
Frederick Landseer Maur Griggs, R.A. (1876-1938);
Leonard Gordon Duke (1890-1972),
by whom given to Cyril and Shirley Fry
G. Grigson, Samuel Palmer, London 1947, pp. 93 and 175, no. 80, pl. 36, reproduced;
International Studio, May 1927, p. 64;
M. Hardie, Water-Colour Painting in Britain, vol. II, The Romantic Period, London 1976, pl. 149, reproduced;
C. Peacock, Samuel Palmer: Shoreham and After, London 1968, pl. 4, reproduced;
R. Lister, Samuel Palmer, Cambridge 1985, no. 112, p. 73, reproduced;
W. Vaughan et al, Samuel Palmer (1805-1881): Vision and Landscape, London and New York 2005, p. 108, under no. 31
London, The Victoria and Albert Museum, Catalogue of an Exhibition of Drawings, Etchings & Woodcuts by Samuel Palmer and other Disciples of William Blake, 1926, no. 72;
London, Arts Council, Three Centuries of British Watercolours and Drawings, 1951, no. 128;
London, Arts Council, Samuel Palmer and his Circle: The Shoreham Period, 1956, no. 20;
London, Arts Council, Samuel Palmer and his Circle: The Shoreham Period, 1957, no. 30;
Paris, Petit Palais, La peinture romantique anglaise et les préraphaélites, 1972, no. 204;
SudburyGainsborough's House, A Peculiarly English Art, English Drawings and Watercolours, 1994, no. 48