A Sunset in Ireland

Rivière dans un Parc Irlandais
Coucher du Soleil dans in Parc, en Irlande
A Sunset in Tipperary

1863
Sir Francis Seymour Haden (English, 1818–1910)


Catalogue Raisonné

Harrington (1910) 51, first state; Schneiderman (1983) 47, IX

Dimensions

Platemark: 13.8 x 21.3 cm (5 7/16 x 8 3/8 in.) Sheet: 17.9 x 24.4 cm (7 1/16 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

27.1363

Medium or Technique

Etching on Japanese paper, trial proof

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

First state, early trial proof before reflections in middle distance
“This plate and also [D] 28 [A By-Road in Tipperary] were done in the park of Viscount Hawarden in the most beautiful part of Tipperary.”
This is the second print of the Dundrum or Multeen River in Tipperary flowing through the estate of Viscount of Hawarden, viewed from the east bank. The first is the undivided plate of Dundrum River and The Two Asses. Like the earlier composition, this is similar to a watercolor in the British Museum, Department of Prints and Drawings.
I. (Da Ha) The scene has been lightly etched in and there is light drypoint work in the trees on the left. There are several birds in the drypoint in the sky at left. There appears to be a crounching figure with a dog on its haunches on the left bank under the trees. The painting of the impression makes the right background appear blotchy. The foreground at the right and left has a few drypoint flecks, but is rather bare of work. With the signature and date in free script Seymour Haden 1863. (D.l.l.)
Schneiderman (1983) p. 133-34.

Inscription

l.l. in plate: "Seymour Hayden 1863"

Signed

In plate: l.l. Seymour Haden 1863

Markings

collector's mark on verso

Provenance

Petitdidie Collection; Horatio Greenough Curtis (died about 1923, Boston); Mrs. Horatio Greenough Curtis; bequeathed by her, June or July 1927, received September 1940.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Horatio Greenough Curtis in memory of her husband Horatio Greenough Curtis