Sixteen extraordinary etchings from a really wild imagination, published in two editions during his lifetime. A founding inspiration to Gothic-Romantic and Surrealist art.
He made about 2,000 prints, overwhelmingly views of Roman ruins. They remain a reference for artists, archaeologists and antiquaries.
Romance, horror, a surprise ending, and a satisfying moral: paintings by Ary Scheffer, William Blake, Gustave Moreau and others.
Two painters whose visions were particularly clearly articulated, and contrasting: Caspar David Friedrich and Samuel Palmer.
This is a monumental, meticulous, and insightful account of Palmer’s life and work. It merits a wide readership.