The Lonely Tower

Samuel Palmer1868

Yale Center for British Art

Yale Center for British Art


  • Title: The Lonely Tower
  • Date Created: 1868
  • Location Created: London
  • Physical Dimensions: w70.8 x h51.4 x d7.6 cm
  • Type: landscape
  • Rights: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
  • External Link: http://collections.britishart.yale.edu/vufind/Record/1666110
  • Medium: Watercolor, gouache and gum arabic on London board: a high-quality pasteboard sheet made of Whatman's finest drawing paper
  • Subject: roots, sunset, sheep, "Milton, John (1608–1674), poet and polemicist", light, stars, time, Classical, prehistoric, shepherd, shepherd, stones, tower (building division), cave, trees, standing stones, figures, landscape, poem
  • Location: Not on View
  • Inscription: Signed and Dated: Not signed, not dated
  • Inscription: Inscribed in artist's hand on label on back in pen and brown ink center left: "No:1 | The Lonely Tower | "Or let my lamp, at midnight hour, | Be seen in some high lonely tower, | Where I may oft outwatch the Bear, | With thice great Hermes." | Samuel Palmer"
  • Artist: Samuel Palmer