Thursday, November 14, 2013

Object of the Day, Museum Edition: Going to Sea

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"Going to Sea"
Samuel Palmer, 1858
The Victoria & Albert Museum

Two adults and two children stand on a sandy shoreline.
  They are gesturing to three figures in a wooden rowing boat near to the shore. On the horizon, the spectator views a large sailing vessel which can be seen to the right of the image.

Painted in 1858 by Samuel Palmer (1805-1881), this painting of watercolor and ink is marked:

'Going to India the Blessing'
'No 60 return from India S. Palmer E'
'Mr. Palmer wished it to be named 'Going to Sea' as it now is'

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