The Herdsman's Cottage,1850

This is a fine original etching by British artist Samuel Palmer, "The Herdsman's Cottage"  this image was created in 1850 and is the second state of two with the artists initials lower left border.  The platemark measures 4 7/8X4 5/8, a rich impression on an antique laid type paper.  Some glue remains on the back of the sheet only in the border area from where the etching was once taped to a backing board.  The image and immediate area are in pristine condition.  This image appears in the Palmer catalog as image number 3.  The image size measures 3 7/8X3 inches.