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Samuel Palmer (1805 - 1881) was an English landscape painter and printmaker and a key figure in Romanticism in Britain, producing particularly visionary pastoral scenes. He only took up etching in 1850 at the age of 45, and once he did he became utterly enthralled with this process. He worked slowly, elaborating his plates in successive stages, sometimes each work spanning years of work.

We are very fortunate to work with Edward Twohig, who as well as being a wonderful artist, is also an enthusiastic collector of original prints. He generously offered his collection of Samuel Palmer etchings on temporary loan to our other gallery artists so that they might create a contemporary response to one of Palmer's works.

Each artist was asked to select one of Palmer's etchings to live with for three months and then to create their own original print in response to the work. Any print technique could be used as long as it could cater for an edition of 20 and the only other stipulation was a paper size of 30 x 30 cm. The results are magnificent and as varied as could be imagined.

With all of Palmer's etchings on display, this exhibition is a rare opportunity to revisit the complete body of the artist's graphic work. We hope that it will introduce this extraordinary artist to a new audience as well as providing a unique instrument to re-examine Palmers artistic legacy.

These works can all be seen at an exhibition at the Eames Fine Art Gallery from the 12 January until 5 February 2017.

Artworks

<b>Palmer</b> - Samuel Palmer </br>The Early Ploughman

Samuel Palmer
The Early Ploughman

Begun 1861

Etching

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<b>Palmer</b> - Mychael Barratt </br>Early Evening Journey

Mychael Barratt
Early Evening Journey

2016

Mezzotint

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<b>Palmer</b> - Samuel Palmer </br>The Homeward Star

Samuel Palmer
The Homeward Star

1880-84

Etching

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<b>Palmer</b> - Elisabeth Bond </br>City Star

Elisabeth Bond
City Star

2016

Woodcut

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<b>Palmer</b> - Samuel Palmer </br>The Bellman

Samuel Palmer
The Bellman

1879

Etching

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<b>Palmer</b> - Gail Brodholt </br>The Price of Progress

Gail Brodholt
The Price of Progress

2016

Linocut

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<b>Palmer</b> - Samuel Palmer </br>The Willow

Samuel Palmer
The Willow

1850

Etching

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<b>Palmer</b> - Paul Catherall </br>The Willow (after Palmer)

Paul Catherall
The Willow (after Palmer)

2017

Linocut

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<b>Palmer</b> - Samuel Palmer </br>Opening the Fold

Samuel Palmer
Opening the Fold

1880

Etching

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