Collection: Samuel Palmer   1805 - 1881 

Samuel Palmer (1805-1881) was a British landscape painter, etcher and printmaker. He was also a prolific writer. He was a key figure in Romanticism in Britain and produced visionary pastoral prints and paintings. Influenced by William Blake and the landscape of Shoreham in Kent, Palmer became associated with a group of other Blake-influenced artists known as the Ancients (including George Richmond and Edward Calvert).

Palmer was a notable influence on F.L. Griggs, Robin Tanner, Graham Sutherland, Paul Drury, Joseph Webb, Eric Ravilious, the glass engraving of Laurence Whistler, and Clifford Harper. He also inspired a resurgence in twentieth-century landscape printmaking, which began amongst students at Goldsmiths' College in the 1920s.