Crossing the Ford by Samuel Palmer

Palmer spent a month near Aylesbury in 1845 and produced at least four watercolours from his sketches including this one, which is the first Palmer to be acquired by Buckinghamshire County Museum.

Details

Medium:
Watercolour
Dimensions:
51.4 x 70.5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£25,000 ( Total: £82,500)
Acquired in:
2007
Vendor:
Lowell Libson

This work demonstrates Palmer's admiration for Thomas Gainsborough through the greater freedom of brushstrokes. It appears to have been inspired by 'The Market Cart' by Gainsborough in the National Gallery.

Provenance

Samuel Palmer; Alfred Herbert Palmer, 1909; private collection, 1973; M Barclay, 1996; private collection, 2007; Lowell Libson. The work has been vetted by the Art Loss Register and LSAD.

Venue details

Buckinghamshire County Museum 9 Church Street, AYLESBURY Buckinghamshire HP20 2QP 01296 331441 www.buckscountymuseum.org

Entry details

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