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A Cornfield bordered by Trees

Photo credit: The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

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This is the smallest of a number of panels of c.1833–1834. Many elements of the composition can be found in other works of the period: the waggon drawn by a horse, the path winding down the hillside and the timeless figures. The scene evokes Palmer's vision of a pastoral paradise in the English countryside and was one of the last paintings

The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology


  • Date

    c. 1833–1834

  • Medium

    oil on panel

  • Measurements

    17.5 x 14.9 cm

  • Accession number


  • Acquisition method

    Purchased, 1947


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