Francis Seymour Haden; Iffley Mill; 1870.
Artist pencil signed
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A very fine and superbly detailed etching with drypoint.
drawn and etched by
Sir Francis Seymour Haden;1818-1910, British etcher and mezzotint engraver of landscapes, marine subjects and portraits. Born in London, he practised as a Surgeon, etching in his spare time. James McNeill Whistler married Haden’s daughter. They had considerable influence on each other’s work and together they were regarded as founders of the Modern Etching Movement. He founded the Royal Etchers Society in 1880 and was it’s president until his death in 1910.
This fine etching has retained its excellent colouring, bright and unfaded, in brown ink with very fine detail and rich intaglio ink lines, the image measuring approximately 22 cms. x 14 cms. (8½ x 5½ ins. ) within a strong platemark and impression, on a laid paper sheet size 27 cms. x 21 cms. (10½ x 8 ins. ) with full margins and deckle edges. The mount measures 51 cms. x 41 cms. (20 x 16 ins. )
Signed and dated within the image and signed in pencil by the artist in the lower margin. The mount carries a Gallery/exhibition label to the reverse.
Unframed, the sheet has been hinge mounted within a conservation grade bevel edged window mount, with glassine window.The condition of the image and sheet is excellent.
The etching can be removed from the mount and shipped by itself if required.