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Painting

Samuel Palmer (1805-1881)

Moonrise

 

Ink and watercolour.

Palmer produced this drawing while he was living in Shoreham in Kent from 1827-1835. This phase of his life is often viewed as his most creative.

The moon is frequently depicted in his landscapes of this period.

Samuel Palmer ranks among the most important British landscape painters of the Romantic era.

He was born in Newington, London in Surrey Square off the Old Kent Road, the son of a bookseller and sometime Baptist minister

Palmer painted churches from around age twelve and first exhibited Turner inspired works at the Royal Academy at the age of fourteen.

He had little formal training, and did not have a formal education, although he briefly attended Merchant Taylors School.

Article By: Dave Roberts.

First Published: 2007.

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