Samuel Palmer, page from a sketchbook

Samuel Palmer, page from a sketchbook

Samuel Palmer (1805-81)
Page from a sketchbook
1824-5
Pen and brown ink
Museum no. E.3514-1928
Given by A.H. Palmer, Esq., the son of the artist

Palmer filled the early leaves of the sketchbook with fanciful landscapes drawn during his wanderings in the countryside around Dulwich, close to his home in Walworth. Some details he took from nature but others come from paintings and prints. Here the palm-like tree on the left derives from a similar exotic motif in a Dürer woodcut, 'The Flight into Egypt'.