Palmer, Samuel (1805-1881), 'The Sepulchre', Etching, 1884

'The Sepulchre', Etching, 1884


As published in the small paper edition of the Eclogues of Virgil in 1884. The plate was commenced by Samuel Palmer and finished after his death by his son, A.H. Palmer.

The Sepulchre illustrates the Eighth Eclogue and Palmer's text reads:

"while the troubled moon shrunk in and set,
Th'earth trembled, and the starless heav'n was jet"

Image Size 10 x 15.1 cm
Plate Size 13 x 18.8 cm
Paper Size 21.3 x 31.8 cm
References Alexander 16 ii/iv; Lister 16 ii/iv

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