Self portrait, circa 1826
27 January 1805
|Died||24 May 1881 (aged 76)|
His best late works include a series of large watercolours illustrating Milton's poems L’allegro and Il Penseroso 這詩集有中漢譯
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Britannica Concise Encyclopedia: Samuel Palmer
British History: Samuel PalmerPalmer, Samuel (1805-81). English landscape painter and etcher. The son of a nonconformist bookseller, Palmer's was a learned and religious childhood. He first exhibited at the Royal Academy at 14 and through the painter John Linnell (later his father-in-law) met William Blake. In Blake's work, Palmer saw the means to express his own mystical tendencies and he became the most outstanding of Blake's followers. In 1826 Palmer moved to Shoreham (Kent). During his seven years there he produced his most exciting and visionary work (In a Shoreham Garden, The Magic Apple Tree).
Columbia Encyclopedia: Palmer, Samuel,1805–81, English landscape watercolorist, etcher, and mystic. Under the influence of William Blake he produced in sepia a series of remarkable visionary drawings of moonlit landscapes. Palmer is also known for his Italian and English landscapes in watercolor, his illustrations of Spenser and Milton, his translations of Vergil's Eclogues, and his etchings. He is represented in the National Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum, both in London.
See study by R. Lister (1969).