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Cardigan Bridge

Un Lever de Soleil, À Cardigan (Pays de Galles)
The Teivy at Cardigan (South Wales)
Soleil Couchant

August 17, 1864
Sir Francis Seymour Haden (English, 1818–1910)

Catalogue Raisonné

Harrington (1910) 67, First; Drake 60; Schneiderman (1983) 62, I.


Platemark: 11.3 × 14.9 cm (4 7/16 × 5 7/8 in.) Sheet: 11.3 × 14.9 cm (4 7/16 × 5 7/8 in.) Platemark covers entire sheet.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Etching with drypoint

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



This view has been drawn from the bridge looking north and northwest across the river to Cardigan town; the quay is visible in the foreground.
Harrington states that the plate was grounded for mezzotint, but not scraped. “Possibly one or two impressions were printed after the plate had been rubbed down, in preparation for the mezzotint ground, but I have not seen one.”
I. The scene has been etched, but before additional work in the water in the lower left and before additional shading on the high tree at the middle of the plate. With the inscription ‘from the Bridge at Cardigan Aug. 17. 1864 (E, l.l.).’
Schneiderman (1983) p. 161


In plate l.l. from the Bridge at Cardigan Aug. 17. 1864


PDP Register entry: Date acquired, 10/1/1913 [exact to month]

Credit Line

Frederick Keppel Memorial Bequest