Herdsman’s Cottage

The Sleeping Shepherd

Samuel Palmer, RWS 1805-81


Etching, printed on chine appliqué

4⅞ x 4⅛ inches (12.4 x 10.5 cm); backing sheet 13 x 11⅝ inches (33 x 29.5 cm)

An early proof in the third state (of four), before publication

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