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The Weald Of Kent by Samuel Palmer

    The Weald Of Kent by Samuel Palmer was created in 1834. The painting is in Yale Center for British Art. The size of the work 18,7 x 27 cm and is made of watercolor and gouache on moderately thick, rough, cream wove paper.

    The present watercolor is one of three related views of the Weald of Kent that Palmer produced probably in the summer of 1833 or 1834. The other two are The Timber Wain (Paul Mellon Collection, ycba) and The Golden Valley (Michael and Judy Steinhardt Collection, New York). Both The Weald of Kent and The Timber Wain enclose almost the same distant prospect within the trunk and branches of a massive oak. This view has recently been identified as Underriver as seen from Carter’s Hill. (read more in Yale Center for British Art)

    About the Artist: British landscape painter, etcher and printmaker Samuel Palmer was born in Surrey Square off the Old Kent Road in Newington, London. Palmer painted churches from around age twelve, and first exhibited Turner-inspired works at the Royal Academy at the age of fourteen. Through John Linnell, he met William Blake in 1824. Blake’s influence can be seen in work he produced over the next ten years. The works were landscapes around Shoreham, near Sevenoaks in the west of Kent… read more

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