Opening the Fold

Samuel Palmer1880

Yale Center for British Art

Yale Center for British Art


  • Title: Opening the Fold
  • Date Created: 1880
  • Location Created: London
  • Subject: birds, herd, clouds, sky, animal art, labor, sunset, sunrise, sheep, pipe, light, shepherd, thatch, farming, smoke, horn, roof, hills, trees, hat, bugle, genre subject, historical subject, landscape
  • Physical Dimensions: w17.6 x h11.7 cm
  • Location: Not on View
  • Inscription: Signed and Dated: Signed in graphite, lower right: "S.Palmer"; not dated
  • Inscription: Marks: Remarque consisting of a spray of harebells, lower left below image within plate marks
  • Inscription: Lettering: L
  • Inscription: Inscribed in graphite, lower right: "05/M [?17]/[?18] | [?48]" (very faint); inscribed in graphite, lower left: "a 13 iii"; inscribed in graphite, lower center: "opening the Fold; with the Remarque;"; inscribed in graphite, lower right: "[...] 8" (very faint)
  • Artist: Samuel Palmer
  • Type: intaglio print
  • Rights: Yale Center for British Art, Yale Art Gallery Collection, The G. Allen Smith Collection
  • External Link: http://collections.britishart.yale.edu/vufind/Record/2069874
  • Medium: Etching and drypoint, with plate tone on medium, slightly textured, beige laid paper


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