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Samuel Palmer  
(Newington, south London 1805 – 1881 Redhill, near Reigate, Surrey)

The Vine or Plumpy Bacchus

The Vine or Plumpy Bacchus | Samuel Palmer | Etching | Elizabeth Harvey-Lee



The "upper" and "lower" etchings
as they appear on the plate

The Vine  (or Plumpy Bacchus)
Alexander 5 iv/iv, Lister 5 iv/iv   
302 x 217 mm (plate); 89 x 128 mm (upper image), 58 x 130 mm (lower image); 372 x 269 mm (sheet)

Etchings, 1851-52. Two images on a single plate. Published state, with the letters, only issue, in Songs & Ballads of Shakespeare illustrated by the Etching Club, 1853, edition of 225.

On laid india paper (which would appear to have been relaid). Residual light stain.


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Additional Information about the Print

The rarest of Palmer’s plates, The Vine illustrates the Song in Act 2, Scene 7 of Antony & Cleopatra.

Come thou monarch of the vine,
Plumpy Bacchus, with pink eyne:
In thy vats our cares be drown’d;
With thy grapes our hairs be crown’d;
Cup us till the world go round;
Cup us till the world go round!

The minutes of The Etching Club for the meeting on 25 April 1851 record Palmer’s “upper” as being unanimously accepted for inclusion.