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Early Morning, Richmond Park

Une Terrasse, dans le Parc de Richmond

1859
Sir Francis Seymour Haden (English, 1818–1910)


Catalogue Raisonné

Harrington (1910) 22, Second; Drake 21; Schneiderman (1983) 25, III

Dimensions

Platemark: 11 × 27.5 cm (4 5/16 × 10 13/16 in.) Sheet: 18.1 × 33 cm (7 1/8 × 13 in.)

Accession Number

P11793

Medium or Technique

Etching

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

“This was actually done at sunrise. The first state as usual is by far the best. The cleaning and ‘improvement’ of the plate having done nothing with it.”
Published in Études à L’eau- forte (No. X). The foul-biting on the left has been burnished. The path on the right has been changed; a sun now rises at left center and a small bird at center. The previous inscription (l.l.) has been replaced by ‘The lark at heaven’s gate sings.’ ‘To Dasha’ appears on one of the tree trunks to the right. Impressions vary slightly in terms of the amount of drypoint work on the foliage of the tree near the center and upper right of the plate where some of the fainter lines wear.
Schneiderman, p. 89.

Inscription

l.l. The lark at heaven's gate sings; To Dasha apears on the large front tree trunk

Signed

On sheet: l.r. Seymour Haden

Provenance

Henry F. Sewall, N.Y.; date acquired: 1897

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund