Shepherds under a Full Moon


  • Title

    Shepherds under a Full Moon

  • Artist/maker

    Samuel Palmer ("Samuel Palmer") (1805 - 1881)
  • Associated place

    Europe (place of creation)
  • Date

    c. 1829 - 1830
  • Material and technique

    pen and brown ink with brush in Indian ink, heightened with bodycolour on white card

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    sheet 11.8 x 13.4 cm (height x width)
  • No. of items


  • Credit line

    Purchased, 1934.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Western Art

  • Accession no.


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Further reading

Lister, Raymond, Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of Samuel Palmer (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988), 118

Herring, Sarah, ‘Samuel Palmer's Shoreham drawings in Indian ink: A matter of light and shade’, Apollo, (1998), no. 5 on p. 40

Harrison, Colin, Samuel Palmer (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2004), p. 34, illus. p. 35

William Vaughan, Elizabeth E. Barker, Colin Harrison et al., Samuel Palmer: Vision and Landscape; 21 October 2005-22 January 2006 (British Museum Press, London; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2005), no. 32 on pp. 108-110

Moore, Jerrold Northrop, The Green Fuse: Pastoral Vision in English Art 1820-2000 (China, 2007), pl. 33 on p. 49

Chaves, Jonathan, ‘The Message of the Mountains: The Yellow mountains as source of inspiration for Painting, Poetry and Photography’ (New York: China Institute, 2018), illus. p. 74 fig. 5

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