Inscription

by A.H. Palmer, artist's son and biographer, on left half of verso in graphite: The reflections of one of the incendiary fires / fires in Kent, I th ink about 1830 done I think / the next day - The building is, I think / Ightham Mote. A.H.P. [Palmer' s son] / Subject the harvesters hurrying away the / last of the harvest.

Exhibition History
1993
The Great Age of British Watercolors 1750-1880, Royal Academy of Arts, London; National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1993, no. 224.
2005
Samuel Palmer, 1805 - 1881: Vision and Landscape, British Museum, London, and Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2005 - 2006, no. 68.
2006
The Artist's Vision: Romantic Traditions in Great Britain, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2006 - 2007
Bibliography
1988
Lister, Raymond. Catalogue Raisonne of the Works of Samuel Palmer. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1988.
1993
Wilton, Andrew and Anne Lyles. The Great Age of British Watercolours 1750-1880. Exh. cat. Royal Academy of Arts, London; National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1993: no. 224.