The Lonely Tower

Samuel Palmer1879

Yale Center for British Art

Yale Center for British Art


  • Title: The Lonely Tower
  • Date Created: 1879
  • Location Created: Italy
  • Physical Dimensions: w35.7 x h26.1 cm
  • Type: intaglio print
  • Rights: Yale Center for British Art, Yale Art Gallery Collection, The G. Allen Smith Collection, Gift of G. Allen Smith
  • External Link: http://collections.britishart.yale.edu/vufind/Record/2069873
  • Medium: Etching and drypoint, with plate tone on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream laid paper
  • Subject: architectural subject, ox, cow, moon, owl, animal art, labor, sheep, "Milton, John (1608–1674), poet and polemicist", night, stars, shepherds, masonry, tower (building division), hill, trees, path, cart, genre subject, historical subject, landscape
  • Location: Not on View
  • Inscription: Signed and Dated: not signed; not dated
  • Inscription: Marks: Watermark on sheet: "PORTFOLIO | M B M"
  • Inscription: Lettering: L
  • Inscription: Inscribed in graphite, lower left: "4th [?P] B | 4 Canvas only -"; inscribed in graphite, lower left: "NK 27139"; inscribed in graphite, lower right: "Lonely Tower"; inscribed in graphite, lower left: "SA 1/2"; inscribed in graphite, center on back: "X"; inscribed in graphite, lower left on back: "1773" (encircled)
  • Artist: Samuel Palmer