Of course all his information is secondhand--he interviewed, among others, Samuel Palmer
and John Linnell--but so was Gilchrist's, and it's notable that each tends to confirm the other, something that inspires confidence in Strange's account.
Stair Sainty, for instance, offered a wonderful Tissot, Lowell Libson a glowing, reverential Samuel Palmer
, and Rupert Maas an early Pre-Raphaelite rediscovery: an 1852 Charles Allston Collins still in its Millais-designed frame.
Drawn from Tate's collection, it showcases major works by Henry Fuseli, JMW Turner, John Constable and Samuel Palmer
, as well as newly-acquired works by William Blake.
More than 40 artists are represented in the collection including JR Cozens, JMW Turner, Thomas Gainsborough, Thomas Girtin, Peter De Wint and Samuel Palmer
32) Samuel Palmer
also reported to Blake's biographer Alexander Gilchrist that 'No man more admired Albert Durer' (33) and that he kept 'close by his engraving table, Albert Durer's Melancholy the Mother of Invention, memorable as probably having been seen by Milton, and used in his Penseroso'.
Spalding's book bears witness to the importance of three of the biggest names behind Piper's intellectual perspective and visual legacy: John Sell Cotman, Samuel Palmer
and John Ruskin.
Among them are the great Robert Cozens, Thomas Gainsborough, John Constable and Samuel Palmer
It might also have been instructive to have illustrated works by artists who had such a significant influence on Vaughan, such as Samuel Palmer
, Paul Cezanne and Nicolas de Stael.
Turner To Samuel Palmer
- British Watercolours 1800-1850.
Like so many of her contemporaries, Swanwick felt an affinity with Samuel Palmer
, and kept a facsimile of one of his sketchbooks in her pocket as 'something tangible' in a world of shifting values.
During the past two centuries, English artists from Samuel Palmer
to John Minton, John Piper, Graham Sutherland and the younger neo-Romantics, closing with The Ruralists, a group of landscape painters who carried the traditions of pastoral vision through into the 20th century and who are still flourishing today.
Such ways of working may be at least as frequent as the efforts of the lone, inspired individual, such as Van Gogh or Samuel Palmer