Samuel Palmer I Towards the Light

This exhibition explores the work of Samuel Palmer (1805-1881) in relation to the themes of light and literature. Described as a visionary landscapist, Palmer played a key role in the development of Romantic art.


Bringing together works from The British Museum, London, The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge and Walsall’s own collections, the exhibition highlights the importance of this underappreciated artist via an innovative thematic approach: Emphasising how Palmer’s exceptional talent for luminosity, mysticism and love of poetry combine in equal measure in his sublime sunsets, captivating sunrises and enchanting twilights.



Image credit:  Samuel Palmer, The Prospect, 1881. Watercolour. Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford.