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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'