Samuel Palmer

1805-1881 England/Romanticism

 

Brief Biography-Samuel Palmer was the offspring of a Baptist bookseller in Surrey. He took up painting at a very early age and was mostly self taught. The Royal Academy first exhibited his paintings when he was a young teenager and he was introduced to William Blake when he was just nineteen. Blake had a profound sway on his work. In 1826, he moved to Kent for nine years where he worked with other artists who admired Blake's work. During this period, he married Hannah Linnell whose father was the artist John Linnell. When he returned to London he went through a extensive spell of financial restraints whilst teaching drawing. His fortunes eventually picked up somewhat through his landscapes when he was in his late fifties. He died in Surrey in 1881, after his death he was mostly unknown until being rediscovered in the mid twentieth century.

 

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old england's
sunday evening

old england's sunday evening

a cornfield by
moonlight

a cornfield by moonlight with the evening star

a dream in
the apennine

a dream in the apennine

christian descending
into the valley

christian descending into the valley of humiliation

classical
river scene

classical river scene

early
morning

early morning

garden in
shoreham

garden in shoreham

going
to sea

going to sea

landscape with
a barn

landscape with a barn

ploughing
at sunset

ploughing at sunset

self
portrait

self-portrait

the cypresses at
the villa d'esteg

the cypresses at the villa d'esteg

the
lonely tower

the lonely tower

the magic
apple Tree

the magic apple tree

the sleeping
shepherd

the sleeping shepherd

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tintagel

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