PALMER, Samuel
(b. 1805, Newington, d. 1881, Redhill)


c. 1825
Black chalk heightened with white on buff paper, 291 x 229 mm
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

This extraordinary self-portrait the artist drew around 1825, with hollow and haunted eyes, seems an attempt to understand the processes at work within him and projected on to the pages of his sketchbooks.